The Government's consultation on a package of simplification measures for the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme was launched on 27 March. Our CRC simplification proposals include measures to remove overlaps between the CRC and the EU Emissions Trading System and also the voluntary climate change agreements. We have proposed that EU ETS installations will no longer be required to purchase allowances for electricity supplies under the CRC. ETS installations are already exempt from buying allowances for other fuel use. The Department is currently considering responses to our consultation, which closed on 18 June, and decisions on the final CRC package will be announced in the autumn.