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Exempting energy intensive industries from the indirect costs of the renewables obligation: consultation

Consultation on the exemption of Energy Intensive Industries (EIIs) from the indirect costs of the renewables obligation.


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1. Electricity costs must be at 20% or higher of a business’s Gross Value Added ( GVA) which is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortisation and staff costs including employers’ pension and national insurance contributions

2. The Renewables Obligation is managed by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in England and Wales and the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation ( NIRO) is operated by the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland. Whilst responsibility for managing the Renewables Obligation scheme policy has been devolved, it has been agreed that benefits are maximised from parity across the UK.

[1] Electricity costs as a percentage of a business’s Gross Value Added ( GVA) which is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortisation and staff costs including employers’ pension and national insurance contributions

3. Sectors that are eligible for such aid are listed in Annex 3 of the Commission’s Energy and Environmental Aid Guidelines ( EEAG): http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A52014XC0628%2801%29

4. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/widening-eligibility-for-renewable-electricity-cost-relief-schemes

5. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/12/5401/downloads; https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/658478/2015-16_EHS_Headline_Report.pdf

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