Electricity & Gas (ECO) (Amend) Order 2014
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The Electricity and Gas (Energy Companies Obligation) (Amendment) Order 2014 came into force on 1 May 2014
1 May 2014
Energy - England, Scotland and Wales
The energy companies obligation (ECO) scheme requires large energy suppliers to fund energy efficiency improvements in certain domestic properties. The Electricity and Gas (Energy Companies Obligation) (Amendment) Order 2014 amends this scheme to make certain persons receiving universal credit eligible for support.
The changes also permit ECO improvements when properties are unoccupied.
Work conducted beyond targets under the preceding carbon emissions reduction target (CERT) and community energy saving programme (CESP) can now be transferred between suppliers and count against ECO obligations.
The ECO methodologies for solid wall insulation and glazing improvements are also revised.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published a new 'Green Claims Code' to ensure businesses are not misleading consumers about their environmental credentials.
Over two million hectares of Brazilian rainforest could be legally converted to supply the UK with soy under a new anti-deforestation law proposed by the government, the WWF has found.
In Elliott-Smith v Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the claimant applied for judicial review of the legality of the defendants’ joint decision to create the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) as a substitute for UK participation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).
In R. (on the application of Hudson) v Windsor and Maidenhead RBC, the appellant appealed against a decision to uphold the local authority’s grant of planning permission for the construction of a holiday village at the Legoland Windsor Resort.