With Nordair Niche energy efficient heating and ventilation systems, there are numerous environmental and financial benefits for end user customers. From air handling units to swimming pool heaters, the range of Nordair Niche products offers:
Climate Change Levy
Introduced in April 2001, the Climate Change Levy (CCL) is essentially a business tax on the use of energy sources that contribute to greenhouse gases and other polluting emissions.
1. Why impose a levy?
Following the recommendations in Lord Marshall's 1998 report on economic instruments and the business use of energy, the Government decided that a tax on energy would be an effective way of promoting reductions in its use.
2. Why restrict the use of energy?
Following the Kyoto Climate Change Conference, the UK Government entered into a legally binding commitment to reduce the UK's total greenhouse emissions by 12.5% below 1990 levels, by the period 2008 to 2012. A domestic goal of 20% reduction in Carbon Dioxide emissions by the year 2020 was also set.
The Government has undertaken a commitment to reduce greenhouse emissions. Only domestic and transport sectors are exempt from the tax.
3. How much is raised by the Climate Change Levy and how is it used?
It is estimated that approximately £1.0 billion per annum is raised.
The tax is intended to be fiscally neutral, being recycled back to business by cutting employers National Insurance contributions (NIC) by 0.3% and funding energy efficiency initiatives.
All other sectors of the economy are required to pay a levy
4. What is the structure of the levy?
Levy on electricity 0.43 pence per kWh
Levy on natural gas*, coal 0.15 pence per kWh
Levy on LPG 0.07 pence per kWh
*The levy on natural gas does not apply in Northern Ireland.
Note : Oil, good quality CHP schemes and renewable energy resources are exempt from the levy
This represents a 20% increase on gas bills based on average fuel prices.
5. What can the AmbiRad Group do to reduce the impact on business costs?
Help you prepare an energy audit and action plan which will identify various measures for reducing energy use.
Supply energy efficient products that provide 100% capital allowances in the first year under the Enhanced Capital Allowances scheme.
Clearly, businesses that are energy intensive and employ few people will see a net increase in energy costs.
Enhanced Capital Allowances
1. Why have Enhanced Capital Allowances been Introduced ?
To offer business an effective means of neutralising the impact of the Climate Change Levy (a business tax on the use of energy sources) introduced in 2001 with an incentive to adopt a more environmentally conscious approach when deploying energy resources.
2. What financial benefits are derived by claiming ECAs?
3. Does warm air and radiant space heating qualify for ECAs?
Yes, as of August 2002, high efficiency radiant and warm air heating systems are included as long as they meet the necessary efficiency criteria, and have been independently verified by an approved body.
4. What is the inclusion threshold for radiant heating?
5. What is the inclusion threshold for warm air heating?
All units must have a minimum net thermal efficiency of 89%.
6. What impact will ECAs have on purchasing capital equipment?
Quite simply buying energy efficient systems will now cost less than standard efficiency options.
|Standard Efficiency Equipment||High Efficiency Equipment|
|Fuel costs||£ 15,900
|Climate Change Levy||£ 1,988
|Less Capital Allowance||£ 2,800||£ 13,200*|
Fuel costs based on 1600 hrs per annum.
Fuel cost used for illustration 1.2p/kW.
Installation costs from actual data.
Based on Corporation Tax rate of 30%
* 100% capital allowance to be claimed in the first year including the costs of installation.
7. What Nordair Niche products qualify for ECA? (subject to final verification by The Carbon Trust)
8. Where is more information available on CCL programmes and ECAs?
Environment and Energy Helpline 0800 585794 www.actionenergy.org.uk
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