UK Energy Intensive Industries have agreed to commit to stretching energy efficiency improvement targets to 2020 as part of the voluntary Climate Change Agreements scheme. This will deliver an 11.0% energy efficiency improvement across all industry sectors by 2020 against agreed baselines .
The new Climate Change Agreements scheme started on April 1, and shall provide an extension to the Climate Change Levy rebate for energy intensive industries until 2023 in return for meeting energy efficiency improvement targets. The Environment Agency shall administer the new scheme, providing a simplified and streamlined approach to administration for both Government and Industry.
A total of 51 industrial sectors including steel, aerospace and farming have signed up across 9,000 sites.
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