The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)

Latest News on the Government Changes to Carbon Reduction Commitment

\r\nThe links below provide the latest information on the Government’s Simplication of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme and the Response document\r\n\r\nCRC Simplification Final Stage Impact Assessment December 2012\r\n\r\nConsultation on Simplifying the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme – Government Response\r\n

Background to Carbon Reduction Commitment

\r\nThe Carbon Reduction Commitment is now known as the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme.  In essence, it is a reporting and pricing scheme which involves all UK organisations which consume over 6000MWH of electricity per annum.\r\n\r\nThe industry groups affected by the CRC scheme are responsible for more than 10% of the CO2 emissions in the UK.  By 2020, the aim is to reduce carbon emissions by a minimum of 4 million tonnes of CO2 each year.\r\n\r\nBy improving reducing your energy consumption and improving your energy efficiency, not only will your organisation save money but also it will benefit by demonstrating to its stakeholders, a concerted effort towards a sustainable energy policy and corporate social responsibility.\r\n

CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme – your responsibilities

\r\nThe CRC is made up of 3 parts:Supermarket cabinets\r\n\r\n1.  Carbon emissions annual reporting\r\n\r\n2.  Organisations will purchase an allowance from the Government each year to pay for the previous year’s CO2 emissions.  The lower the emissions, the lower the charge.  The 2011 Budget set the price at £12 per tonne of CO2.\r\n\r\n3. A league table will rank each organisation against one another.  Over time, this publically available information will show the efforts made to reduce carbon emissions.\r\n\r\nFor further information, take a look at the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) website:  www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n