Forthcoming Legislation

Directive (EU) 2018/410 on emission reductions and low-carbon investments

Reference
Directive (EU) 2018/410
Effective
9 October 2019

An EU directive has been published amending Directive 2003/87/EC on emission allowance trading within the EU.

Electricity (Guarantees of Origin of Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1093
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations amend various items of legislation to provide for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/778
Effective
EU Exit Day

These regulations aim to ensure that, following Brexit, legislation on issues relating to the environment, food and rural affairs continues to operate effectively.

Ecodesign requirements for solid fuel boilers

Reference
Regulation 2015/1189
Effective
1 January 2020

An EU regulation has been published concerning ecodesign requirements for solid fuel boilers.

Electricity Regulation

Reference
COM(2016) 861 final
Effective
1 January 2020

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to recast the EU’s Electricity Regulation.

Internal market in electricity

Reference
COM(2016) 864 final
Effective
2018

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to update the EU’s directive concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity.

Directive (EU) 2018/852 on packaging and packaging waste

Reference
Directive (EU) 2018/852
Effective
5 July 2020

An EU directive has been published amending the Packaging Directive in order to improve waste management in the EU.

Directive (EU) 2018/849 on end-of-life vehicles, waste batteries and accumulators, and waste electrical and electronic equipment

Reference
Directive (EU) 2018/849
Effective
5 July 2020

An EU directive has been published amending various directives as regards improving waste management.

Directive (EU) 2018/851 on waste

Reference
Directive (EU) 2018/851
Effective
5 July 2020

An EU directive has been published amending the Waste Directive in order to improve waste management in the EU.

Building Regulations &c. (Amendment) Regulations 2012

Reference
SI 2012 No. 3119
Effective
Various dates in 2013, 2019 and 2020

These regulations, which extend to England and Wales, amend the Building Regulations 2010, the Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010 and the Building (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations 2010.

Building Regulations, etc (Amendment) Regulations 2012

Reference
SI 2012/3119
Effective
9 January 2013 and various other dates until 2020

These regulations, which extend to England and Wales, amend the Building Regulations 2010, the Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010 and the Building (Approved Inspectors, etc) Regulations 2010.

Reducing the impact of certain plastic products on the environment

Reference
COM(2018) 340 final
Effective
2021

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to reduce the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.

Ecodesign requirements for solid fuel local space heaters

Reference
Regulation 2015/1185
Effective
1 January 2022

An EU regulation has been published concerning ecodesign requirements for solid fuel local space heaters

Sound level of motor vehicles

Reference
540/2014
Effective
1 July 2016, 1 July 2019 and 1 July 2027

An EU regulation has been published on the sound level of motor vehicles.