Green energy - Climate change levy
The Climate Change Levy (CCL)
was introduced in 2001 in order to provide a financial incentive
to business to reduce energy consumption in order to help combat
global warming and assist the government to achieve their Kyoto
protocol undertakings. The residential sector is exempt from CCL
but all industrial and commercial customers are required to pay
CCL. It is the energy suppliers obligation to collect CCL from their
customers and their compliance is audited by HM Customs and Excise.
Fortunately for energy intensive users, they are allowed discounts
on the CCL up to 80% although each site discount is calculated separately.
Whilst it is not possible to avoid the CCL, customers may buy CCL
exempt electricity - therefore no CCL would be payable but the supplier
is likely to charge a premium equal to the CCL. Many people consider
CCL exempt electricity to be “Green” electricity although
this is a complex area – please see the page "Green
The CCL is a government defined levy and has remained constant to
date but is likely to rise in the future. The current rates are
More information, please contact us.