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Cold stores urged to join CCA scheme

UK: The Food Storage and Distribution Federation is urging companies with cold storage sites who haven’t yet joined a Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme to do so quickly.

The FSDF’s own scheme offers members the chance to receive cuts of up to 90% in the Climate Change Levy by meeting agreed targets, but deadline for applications ends in July and won’t reopen again until the end of the current scheme in 2023.

Companies that are part of the CCA scheme have to monitor, measure and report on their power consumption and cold storage volume on an annual basis to measure performance against the agreed FSDF CCA target of 11.7% reduction in energy usage between 2008 and 2020. Companies must also meet specific eligibility criteria.

“By joining the FSDF as a full member an organisation would be entitled to a 50% reduction on the annual CCA subscription fee,” said FSDF chief executive Christ Sturman. “Once signed up and approved as part of the FSDF’s CCA scheme, in return for meeting energy efficiency targets you will receive up to 90% reduction in the Climate Change Levy if your company commits to energy efficiency targets agreed with government, and will be able to apply for a rebate on any CCL charged.”


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