Whitehall may be dominated by the response to the coronavirus crisis, but that has not stopped the government from forging ahead with plans to better incentivise firms to invest in energy-saving equipment. The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) yesterday formally kicked off a consultation on proposals to extend the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme that were first announced in last month’s Budget. The plans were one of a raft of green policy moves unveiled in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first budget, which were quickly overshadowed by the escalating pandemic. Publishing the consultation yesterday, the government said that extending the CCA scheme through to 2025 would deliver around £300m of cost savings for qualifying firms, while helping to build on the 700,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions saved each year through the programme.
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