Legislation Tracker

Forthcoming Legislation

Environmental Noise (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2018

Reference: 2018/342

Effective: 31 December 2018

These regulations amend the Environmental Noise (Scotland) Regulations 2006 to implement more recent EU legislation.

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.

Environmental Noise (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

Reference: 2018/1089

Effective: 31 December 2018

These regulations amend the Environmental Noise (England) Regulations 2006 to implement more recent EU legislation.

Ecodesign requirements with regard to standby, off mode electric power consumption

Reference: 801/2013

Effective: 1 January 2015, 1 January 2017 and 1 January 2019

An EU regulation has been published regarding ecodesign requirements for standby, off mode electric power consumption of household and office equipment.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013

Reference: SI 2013 No. 3113

Effective: 1 January 2014, 1 January 2016 and 1 January 2019

These regulations transpose the main provisions of Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment (the WEEE Directive).

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

Reference: 2018/1093

Effective: 29 March 2019

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

Companies (Directors’ Report) and Limited Liability Partnerships (Energy and Carbon Report) Regulations 2018

Reference: 2018/1155

Effective: 1 April 2019

These regulations impose new requirements concerning the reporting of energy use and efficiency, and greenhouse gas emissions, by larger companies.

Energy efficiency

Reference: COM(2016) 761 final

Effective: Unknown

The European Commission has put forward a proposal for a directive amending the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive.

Emission reductions and low-carbon investments

Reference: 2018/410

Effective: 9 October 2019

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

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.

Packaging and packaging waste

Reference: 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.

Waste management

Reference: 2018/849

Effective: 5 July 2020

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

Waste management and the circular economy

Reference: 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.

Energy from renewable sources

Reference: COM(2016) 767 final

Effective: 1 January 2021

The European Commission has put forward a proposal to update the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive.

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.