Scheme Phases

<%title%> Splash Image The Scheme is split into a number of phases, each of which comprises a number of compliance years, and a preceding qualification period:

  • A Qualification period - to establish whether an organisation has to participate in the scheme,
  • A Footprint year - to establish supply sources and the energy consumption against which following years of the phase are compared,
  • Annual reporting years - to establish the performance of the organisation.

The timeline of the scheme is currently under review as part of the modifications initiated as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review. The currently proposed main changes are:

  • Extension of the First Phase by one year
  • Retrospective sale for known emissions of the 2011/12 year in 2012.