Carbon Trust to review refrigerated display cabinets

The Carbon Trust is carrying out research to examine the continued need to support Refrigerated Display Cabinets under the Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECA) scheme.

RDC equipment has been listed on the ETL since 2003, and the Carbon Trust is now reviewing whether the criteria should be tightened to stimulate further improvements in the efficiency of products on the market. This review will take into account the impact of increasing EU regulation in areas such as ecodesign, ecolabelling and F-gases.

The Carbon Trust, in partnership with Jacobs, manages the Energy Technology List (ETL), part of the Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECA) scheme, on behalf of DECC. The ECA scheme provides businesses with enhanced tax relief for equipment purchases that meet published energy-saving criteria. The ETL lists products that have been demonstrated to meet the published criteria, and are therefore eligible for this tax break.

Manufacturers, distributors, consultants or end-users who would like to contribute to the study are asked to contact the ETL team at the Carbon Trust on 0300 330 0657 or by email at

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