Climate Change minister said the CRC has helped to put energy efficiency on the boardroom agenda, but it is too complex and must be simplified.
A government report published last week highlighted the lack of popularity of the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) energy efficiency scheme among organizations registered with it. The report has its origin in a conference held on 3 March to discuss ways of reforming the CRC energy efficiency scheme, where more than 200 CRC-regulated organisations attended to discuss reform options proposed by the energy and climate change department (DECC).
The conference was introduced by climate change minister Greg Barker, who said the CRC energy efficiency scheme had already helped put energy efficiency on the boardroom agenda. He said there are many examples of improvements, such as organisations that had fitted automatic meter readers (AMRs), which paid for themselves in three months.