EU Emission Trading Scheme

Defence written question – answered on 10th July 2006.

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Photo of Michael Gove Michael Gove Shadow Minister (Housing and Planning)

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.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Shadow Minister (Defence)

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.

Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

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 Lossiemouth 530 2,110 1,116 240 3,996
RAF Fylingdales 530 2,110 1,116 0 3,756
RAF Brize Norton 530 2,110 1,116 480 4,236
RAF Wyton 530 2,110 1,116 0 3,756
RAF Waddington 530 2,110 1,116 240 3,996
RAF Halton 530 2,110 1,116 240 3,996
RAF Lyneham 530 2,110 1,116 480 4,236
Turners Generation—Fylingdales 530 2,110 1,138 0 3,778
DCAE Cosford 530 2,110 1,116 240 3,996
RAF High Wycombe 530 2,110 1,116 240 3,996
RAF Marham 530 2,110 1,116 240 3,996
RAF Aldergrove 530 2,110 1,116 0 3,756
3AF Kinloss 530 2,110 1,116 240 3,996
RAF Stafford 530 2,110 1,116 480 4,236
RAF Cottesmore 530 2,110 1,116 240 3,996
RAF Honington 530 2,110 1,116 240 3,996
RAF Coningsby 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
RNAS Culdrose 530 2,260 1,429.59 20,417.40 240 24,877.00
HMS Collingwood 530 2,260 1,429.59 24,691 0 28,911.00
RNAS Yeovilton 530 2,110 1,429.59 22,914 240 27,224.00
HMS Sultan 530 2,110 1,429.59 0 0 4,070.00
RMA Sandhurst 530 2,500 1,220 17,520 21,770
Wattisham Airfield 530 2,500 1,220 9,708 13,958
Prince Phillip Barracks 530 2,500 1,220 16,487 20,737
Colchester Garrison 530 2,500 1,220 4,770 9,020
Aldershot Military Power Station 530 2,260 1,220 0 4,010
Brompton Barracks 530 2,500 1,220 0 4,250
Bicester Garrison 240 2,110 4,712 17,238 240 24,540
Donnington 240 2,110 4,712 79,000 86,062
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
526,119
(1) Permits allocated to individual RAF stations as required.

Registration/licence fee

Fee for permit to operate under the scheme.

Subsistence charge

Annual subsistence charges, payable to the regulatory body (Environment Agency/SEPA) to cover costs of regulation.

Verification charge

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.

Variation permit

Cost payable when installation varies its permit by, for example, adding or removing generating plant that would effect the total emissions.

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