EU Emission Trading Scheme
Michael Gove (Shadow Minister (Housing), Communities and Local Government; Surrey Heath, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost of (a) administering and (b) buying allocations for each military establishment included in the EU Emission Trading Scheme was in its first year of operation.
Mark Harper (Shadow Minister, Defence; Forest of Dean, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which installations within his responsibilities are registered with the European Union Emission Trading scheme; and what the cost of carbon credits for each installation was in 2005-06.
Tom Watson (Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Veterans), Ministry of Defence; West Bromwich East, Labour)
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is registered as the operator of 29 sites under the European Union Emission Trading Scheme, with a further four sites registered where the facilities management contractors act as operator on behalf of the MOD.
The table details the cost of carbon credits and administrating and buying additional permits for each of the establishments registered within the first year of operation of the EU Emission Trading Scheme.
|Site||Registration/ licence fee||Subsistence charge||Verification charges||Additional permit costs||Variation permit||Total cost|
|RAF Brize Norton||530||2,110||1,116||—||480||4,236|
|RAF High Wycombe||530||2,110||1,116||—||240||3,996|
|RAF St. Athan||530||2,260||1,116||—||240||4,146|
|RAF total permits bought(1)||165,250||165,250|
|Prince Phillip Barracks||530||2,500||1,220||16,487||—||20,737|
|Aldershot Military Power Station||530||2,260||1,220||0||—||4,010|
|HMNB Faslane Babcock Naval Services Ltd.||510||2,110||4,250||0||—||6,870|
|RNAD Coulport - Babcock Naval Services Ltd.||510||2,110||4,250||0||—||6,870|
|HMNB Portsmouth - Fleet Support Ltd.||1,230||2,110||2,500||0||—||5,840|
|(1) Permits allocated to individual RAF stations as required. |
Fee for permit to operate under the scheme.
Charge for annual verified emissions report carried out by regulatory body approved verifiers.
Additional permit costs
Cost of buying additional permits/allowances above initial free allocation.
Cost payable when installation varies its permit by, for example, adding or removing generating plant that would effect the total emissions.