Today the Government opens its Energy Red Tape Challenge initiative, encouraging businesses to supply their views on energy legislation. Businesses are being asked to share their views on whether current regulations are creating administrative burdens, and what could be done to implement more effective policy.The initiative covers roughly 300 regulations which relate to all aspect of UK energy, from extraction and generation, to safety, supply and consumption. Energy firm npower have already sought the views of almost 100 major energy users as part of its own “Red Tape Challenge - Have Your Say” campaign, which was designed to provide businesses with a less time-consuming way to air their views on the UK energy market. Their research asked businesses about energy legislation they would keep, simplify or scrap. Results show that 51% of respondents thought the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme should be scrapped, and 43% thought Renewables Obligation and Feed-in-Tariffs should be simplified.