Climate, Carbon Emission & Energy Regulations

The Clay Brick Association is committed to assist their member in keeping track of regulatory environment as it applies to the manufacture of clay brick in South Africa. This set of pages summarises Climate, Carbon tax and Energy management regulations, assisting members to understand these regulations in order to efficiently and cost-effectively respond to and comply with those regulations. At the same time the CBA aim at establish a dialogue with the relevant departments and proactively engage to improve the accuracy of those regulations that impact the sector and it's ability to serve customers and create jobs.

We encourage all the members to familiarize with this regulation and to contact us should they have any questions.

The Clay Brick Association and the sector is committed to a sustainable future for this earth and all the people living on it.

 

CLIMATE CHANGE

 

CARBON TAX

 

ENERGY REPORTING

   

As part it's commitment to address Climate Change, the Department of Environmental Affairs has developed a set of regulation aiming at tackling the problem. The Draft National Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulations require that brick manufacturers producing over 4 million bricks per month across all their South African facilities, must report their direct greenhouse gas emissions.

While Carbon Budget and Pollution Prevention Plan won’t affect the sector until 2020, this may change following this date.

 

The South Africa Government is in the process of developing a Carbon Tax. The tax rate will initially be set at 120 ZAR/tCO2e and is expected to be implemented in mid 2017.

Carbon intensive industries, including the Clay brick sector will be capture under the tax. The total taxable volume is limited to direct on-site emission excluding transport emissions. The total taxable volume is discounted based on a number of allowances that are sector and entity specific.

 

The Department of Energy has released the: “Draft Regulations Regarding Registration, Reporting on Energy Management and Submission of Energy Management Plans”.

Companies exceeding 180 TJ (±1.5million Bricks per month) must disclose annual energy consumption data. Companies exceeding the 400 TJ threshold (±3.5 million Bricks per month) must additionally develop an energy management plan

   

 

These guidelines have been developed by the Energy Efficient Clay Brick (EECB) Project. The project, implemented by Swisscontact in close partnership with the Clay Brick Association of Southern Africa (CBA) and funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) aims to ensure environmental sustainability by seeking economic solutions to increased energy efficiency and lower greenhouse gas emissions in the South African clay brick sector.

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