Climate Change Agreements (CCA)

Climate Change Agreements (CCA) were introduced by Government in 2001 to incentivise greener practices and drive energy efficiency. BBPA operates the brewing industry scheme – one of the first to be agreed. Brewers who meet their energy targets save through discounts on the Climate Change Levy.

Briefings on CCA can be found below and relevant downloads are available in the side bar.

If you would like to discuss your Climate Change Agreement or are interested in joining the scheme then please contact Paul Oakley.


  • BBPA welcomes UK’s first carbon capture project, turning dirty fumes into delightful beer

    29 November 2018

    The British Beer & Pub Association has welcomed Government plans for the UK’s first carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) project, creating the ability to turn dirty fumes into delightful beer. The plans are in part a result of the BBPA calling for the Government to put a stop to the CO2 shortages experienced this summer, which affected some of the brewing and pub sector during the World Cup. Commenting on the announcement of the carbon capture project, Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, said:   “The BBPA has been working with the wider food and drink sector to look at the CO2 shortages we experienced over the summer. Given the demand for CO2 from a range of industries in the UK and the current state of the supply chain to provide it, there is a very real danger that such shortages could happen again. “We therefore welcome this Government investment for the capture of CO2. It will allow us to turn dirty fumes into delightful beer, ensuring CO2 shortages don’t affect the beer and pub industry in the future. Time is of the essence of course, so we need this new technology and investment as soon as possible.” ENDS   For further information, please contact: Nick Lawrie, Digital Communications Manager: 020 7627 9156/ 07824 359 013 David Wilson, Director of Public Affairs: 020 7627 9151/ 07557 405 815 Adam Beazley, Communications & Campaigns Officer: 020 7627 9155 / 07507 836 708   Notes to editors: The British Beer & Pub Association is the leading body representing Britain’s brewers and pub companies. The Association is more than a century old and was originally founded as the Brewers’ Society in 1904. Our members account for some 90 per cent of beer brewed in Britain today, and own around 20,000 of the nation’s pubs.

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