Although annual progress reports are due 31 March each year, the first pollution prevention plans need to be submitted on 21 December 2017 already, five months after promulgation of the regulations. Reports must include a process description, last year’s carbon footprint detailing emissions related to different activities, a monitoring methodology and a description of envisaged mitigation measures. It is important to ensure that the plan provides a realistic view on mitigation opportunities as it is the starting point for annual progress assessments. Moreover, it may have an influence on the implementation of future legislation and regulations like the energy performance allowance of the carbon tax (the Z-factor) and the the determination of carbon budgets under the envisaged carbon budget policy.
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