Climate Change Agreement scheme consultation opens

London, UK: The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero is consulting on extending the the current Climate Change Agreement scheme.

The government is considering extending the scheme with another certification period ending on 31 March 2027, providing further reductions in the Climate Change Levy for participants.

The scheme would be open to new entrants who qualify under the current eligibility criteria.

The move has been welcomed by the Cold Chain Federation. Shane Brennan, chief executive, Cold Chain Federation, said: “The cold storage Climate Change Agreement has been very successful in incentivising businesses in our industry to invest in energy efficiency, and the result has been a decade of significant energy efficiency progress in cold stores as well as important tax savings for the industry.

Shane Brennon, chief executive of the Cold Chain Federation

“Many operators now need to advance to more complex measures to make further energy efficiency improvements, while at the same time they are dealing with the cost impact of the energy crisis. The continuation of a successful Climate Change Agreement scheme is vital in supporting the investment needed to maintain momentum towards a net zero cold chain despite the challenging economic environment.
“We have been calling for the Climate Change Agreement scheme to be extended past 2025 and the consultation launched today is a really positive step towards that. We will be studying the details of the proposed extension and engaging with Cold Chain Federation members to help ensure the scheme continues to provide strong incentives and supports investment in energy efficiency for cold storage facilities.”