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UK ETS Phase 1 Opt-Out Scheme

UK ETS Phase 1 Opt-Out Scheme

Small emitters and hospitals are permitted by BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) to opt out of Phase I of the UK Emissions Trading Scheme as Article 27A reporters.

Although third-party assurance of reported data is not a mandatory requirement of the scheme, having emissions independently verified ensures accuracy of the data being submitted. The penalties for mis-reporting are severe and there are financial and reputational risks in getting it wrong. The logical approach is to have the report passed through a verification "filter" before sending through to the Agency.



Installations that opt for third party assurance will not need to be part of the Agency audit scheme and can thus avoid their visits and desk top audits.


Why choose Lucideon?

  • Lucideon is the leading auditor for UK ETS in the UK and EU ETS in Ireland including opt out installations.
  • Dedicated help desk, regular ETS updates and webinars.
  • All Lucideon auditors have been verifying under EU ETS for Lucideon since the start of Phase II of EU ETS in 2008 (and many since the start of Phase I in 2005).
  • Lucideon's auditors are strategically located ensuring that the carbon footprint of the verification exercise is kept to a minimum. Additionally, Lucideon has perfected a remote working model which minimises site visit time and their associated carbon footprint.