The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/528)

Jurisdiction:  UK

Commencement:   14th March 2019

Amends:   The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2012


Mini Summary

These Regulations complete the UK’s transposition of European Directive 2009/29/EC which amended Directive 2003/87/EC (‘the EU ETS Directive’), to improve and extend the Greenhouse Gas emission allowance trading scheme. The Regulations consolidate and replace a number of legislations that has transposed the EU ETS Directive into UK law.



The deadline for aircraft operators and installations to surrender allowances for their annual reportable emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) for the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) 2018 compliance year is extended from the 15th March 2019 to 26th March 2019.


This will give operators more time to comply with their 2018 obligations


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