carbon reduction commitment Articles

  • Meeting the carbon reduction commitments

    How UK Organizations Can Approach and Meet Carbon Reduction Targets The Climate Reduction Commitment legislation represents significant opportunities for those entities that are proactive and are able to meet or exceed their carbon reduction targets. As it is expected that up to 20,000 firms in the UK will have to submit a CRC information disclosure by the summer of 2010, more education is called ...


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  • What is the carbon reduction commitment?

    The UK Carbon Reduction Commitment is a British based initiative, which is anticipated to provide a model for the rest of the world. The US Environmental Protection Agency announced shortly after introduction by the UK Department that they plan to introduce a similar scheme. The UK Carbon Reduction Commitment may sound fairly innocuous yet it represents legislation with some fairly significant ...


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  • Carbon reduction commitment (CRC) initiative

    British CRC Program Promotes Carbon Footprint Reductions Environmental managers from thousands of UK commercial enterprises will take on a much more important role within their respective organizations when the Carbon Reduction Commitment, or CRC, comes into effect in 2010. The initiative of the British government's Department for Energy and Climate Change has been rather hurriedly introduced and ...


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  • Carbon Action Standard

    Want to know more about the UK Carbon Reduction Commitment and how Carbon Standards can help you achieve compliance? Read this full article on the Carbon Action Standard to understand how UK businesses can comply with this new carbon legislation. Author: Becky Toal, CEO Crowberry Consulting ...


    By Crowberry Consulting

  • UK Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)

    Energy Efficiency Reduction Bill a Benchmark for Others?The pressure has been growing on individual companies, producers and emitters of greenhouse gases to try and restrict the output. Up until this time, it has been voluntary to report carbon emissions but legal initiatives are now underway to make this mandatory. A carbon reduction bill has already been put in place in the UK and may soon come ...


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  • Introduction to Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) requirements

    Environmental managers from thousands of UK commercial enterprises will take on a much more important role within their respective organizations when the Carbon Reduction Commitment, or CRC, comes into effect in 2010. The initiative of the British government's Department for Energy and Climate Change has been rather hurriedly introduced and its scope is not fully understood by many of the very ...


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  • Determining CRC reporting requirements

    All organizations must now establish, evaluate and prioritize their carbon reduction liabilities and get ready to participate in the CRC. It is estimated that some 5,000 organizations in the UK will be required to do so. The Carbon Reduction Commitment is a mandatory emissions trading scheme and will come into effect by the summer of 2010. Indeed, organizations that will be affected by the scope ...


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  • How to prepare for CRC reporting

    2009 is the year for review and the establishment of standards. A comprehensive view of emissions inventory must be in place to act as baselines for future reporting. 2009 will be a key year for thousands of businesses within the UK as they prepare for participation in the Carbon Reduction Commitment scheme initiated by the British government. Many boardroom members have translated their initial ...


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  • A strategy to address the CRC regulations

    An organization can initiate immediate action by deciding whether to implement voluntary automated meter reading and thus qualify for what is termed an early action metric. This will help in determining a position in the first year league table and will also receive recognition in subsequent tables thereafter. As no organization exists within a vacuum, every action and inaction has repercussions ...


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  • Proposed CRC reporting exposes confusion

    Both in the United States and in the United Kingdom, initiatives are currently underway to force certain categories of business to proactively reduce the size of their carbon footprint and to produce a series of carbon reports to prove their progress. The UK government has taken the first initiative with the introduction of the Carbon Reduction Commitment legislation which will force an estimated ...


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  • Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) - Understanding complexity, mitigating risk, and capturing opportunity

    Implications of the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) are quite far-reaching and will apply both within the public and private sectors across the United Kingdom. About 20,000 organisations will likely be affected, based on how much electricity they consumed in the baseline year of 2008. Disclosures will be required for submission to the Environment Agency by the summer of 2010 at which time ...


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  • Policy uncertainty puts UK at risk of missing carbon targets

    New report warns the government must set a clear policy direction to attract the investment needed for a low carbon economy. Recurrent policy uncertainty could mean the UK fails to attract the estimated £150bn of investment needed to build a low carbon infrastructure over the next 20 years. This is the conclusion published in a new survey today by the CBI and Accenture entitled: ...


    By Vital Energi

  • DEFRA carbon initiatives break ground

    Say what you like about their propensity for acronyms, but the British have also made significant strides forward in the arena of climate change recently. To better approach the situation, they combined DEFRA and BERR within the DECC and then proceeded to make a significant step forward with the first issue of legally binding legislation within a national carbon trading scheme.There has been a ...


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  • Don’t mention the “S” word- business case for sustainability

    Don’t mention the “S” word By Graham Sprigg, CEO of IMS Consulting Justifying the business case for sustainable development can sometimes be very difficult. For many of the companies I’ve had the privilege to work with over the past 30 years, it’s simply put as ...


    By IMS Consulting (Europe) Ltd

  • Mandatory Carbon Reporting: It’s coming down the track

    For some companies, reporting carbon emissions will require a major shift in their culture, for others it will be business as usual. Which group are you in? By Michael Gifford, Head of Operations & Delivery Partners and Morgan Jones, Standard Certification Manager The government recently announced that it will be introducing  ...


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  • Only one month until CRC launch!

    Organisations covered by the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme have just one month to put in place processes to measure energy use and carbon emissions, reports Envido.The government is urging businesses to prepare for the introduction of Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme when it comes into effect on the 1 April 2010.Any organisation with half-hourly electricity meters will ...


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  • Carbon management for business; A beginner`s guide

    Climate change and carbon foot printing are current and real issues for business today. We face many challenges in a world where average temperatures and sea levels continue to rise, affecting food chains, human populations, biodiversity and even insurance premiums. Business can connect on this issue via established environmental management systems such as ISO14001 or BS8555. Whilst carbon ...


    By Crowberry Consulting

  • CRC puts big responsibility on Financial Directors

    Inaccuracy in reported carbon emissions could be fined more aggressively under the CRC scheme, reports Envido. Financial Directors are now on the front line of ensuring their companies are prepared for the Carbon Reduction Commitment. From April 2010, the CRC will create a direct link between many companies' carbon emissions and their bottom line. By 2010, the UK government had promised to reduce ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Britain accused of being the `dirty man of Europe`

    Survey reveals British companies have the highest impact in climate change, reports Envido.A review of Europe"s top 300 companies by the ethical investment consultant Eiris found that the greatest proportion of those with "very high impact" in climate change came from the UK, more than double the number from any other country. The greater exposure of UK plc climate change risk comes largely from ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Why carbon management software is so crucial nowadays

    The new carbon and energy management software enables companies to effectively monitor and manage carbon emissions, as a crucial indicator of business performance. A new type of software for enterprise carbon and energy management (ECEM), is enabling companies to monitor, manage, and report corporate carbon emissions, as well as the energy consumption which is their principal source.With an ...


    By Vital Energi

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