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Free Legislation Updates January 2021

This free legal update provides selected items from the most recent monthly email. Subscribers to Greenspace receive full updates on new and forthcoming legislation applicable to their organisation each month. These emails also communicate new publications, consultations and legal case studies.

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31 December 2020

Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the EU, European Atomic Energy Community and the United Kingdom

The Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and UK was reached on 24 December 2020 and is now in force.

The agreement applies ongoing requirements on the environment and climate change, including mechanisms to resolve disputes.

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01 January 2021

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) Order 2020

This order establishes a UK registry of emissions allowances under the UK emissions trading scheme (UK ETS), which replaces the EU ETS for most installations in the UK.

Methods to determine and apply free allocations of allowances are also defined.

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31 December 2020

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Withdrawal Agreement) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

These regulations amended the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2012.

Electricity generators in Northern Ireland that supply the wholesale single electricity market in Ireland will remain subject to the EU ETS.

Other amendments made support the exit of all other UK installations from the EU ETS.

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31 December 2020

REACH etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

These regulations establish a lighter touch notification regime for imports of chemicals from Northern Ireland to Great Britain.

Notifications present an alternative to registration under UK REACH for Northern Irish manufacturers, formulators or suppliers of chemicals. EU REACH requirements will continue to apply in Northern Ireland.

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28 December 2020

Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

These regulations amended the Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012.

Energy inspections of air conditioning systems must now consider the capabilities of the system for combined air-conditioning and ventilation to optimise performance.

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10 December 2020

Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland (Democratic Consent Process) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

These regulations establish the 'democratic consent process' for the continued application of the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The Northern Ireland Protocol requires the Northern Ireland Assembly to vote periodically to either extend or end Northern Ireland’s alignment with EU law under the Protocol.

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