carbon reduction commitment (crc) energy efficiency scheme Articles

  • 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 ...


    By Verisae

  • 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 ...


    By Verisae

  • 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 ...


    By Verisae

  • CRC energy efficiency scheme – how do we achieve these targets?

    The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, formerly the Carbon Reduction Commitment, is a mandatory UK carbon emissions trading scheme covering organisations that use more than 6,000MWh per year of electricity (equivalent to an annual electricity bill of about £500,000).  Operated by the UK Government’s Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) and aligned to the Energy Act 2008 ...

  • Barker noted the CRC must be simplified

    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 ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • 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 ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • 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 Efficienci Ltd.

  • Voltage Optimisation can improve schools energy efficiency by up to 25%

    Voltage Optimisation is a key component in any energy efficiency programme and could deliver up to 25% savings on electricity bills. In April the registration period for the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme will start again. Local authorities and companies with a portfolio of private schools will face sizeable fines unless they account for their energy use ...


    By Vital Efficienci 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  ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • 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 Efficienci Ltd.

  • Can we bury the carbon dioxide problem?

    Seriously — carbon capture and storage could be a game-changer. Mention “carbon capture and storage” — the process of trapping carbon dioxide produced in fossil-fuel burning or other industrial processes and burying it underground — in polite company, and you’re likely to be pounced on. It’s absurdly expensive. It can never be rolled ...


    By Ensia

  • Introducing Jessica Black – Energy Management Specialist Advisor

    Jessica Black is Group Purchasing Manager for Firmdale’s Hotels and Drumbeat Energy Management’s Specialist Advisor to the hospitality Industry. Here, we have a chat with Jessica to discover just what it is that gives her the ‘edge’ when it comes to energy management. Over the past ...


    By Drumbeat Energy Limited

  • St. Richard’s Hospital laundry on course to save over £14,000 a year in energy costs following fitting of Gem steam traps

    St Richard’s Hospital, part of Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust, is making significant energy savings in its laundry department following the installation of Thermal Energy International’s GEM venturi orifice steam traps.  The GEM traps are expected to save the hospital over £14,000 per annum in energy savings alone, as well as additional reductions in replacement traps ...

  • Real estate sustainability

    Under the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), all organisations using more than 6,000MWh of half-hourly metered electricity will be participants in CRC unless those supplies are already covered by Climate Change Agreements. Are you affected? What is the CRC?The CRC is a new mandatory form of carbon trading which aims to improve energy efficiency and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted ...

  • Environment Agency offices - Phoenix House, Cambria House And Lutra House

    About the Environment Agency The Environment Agency (EA) is a non-departmental Public Body which reports to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. It is also an Assembly Sponsored Public Body of the National Assembly for Wales. The Environment Agency describes its purpose as "to protect or enhance the environment, taken as a whole" and to promote "the objective of ...


    By powerPerfector

  • North West chemicals companies in UK advised on climate change legislation

    This article will also be included in the Chemicals Northwest Newsletter in March 2010. A LEADING global environmental and sustainability consultancy is helping companies across the North West cope with the £72 billion cost of meeting their obligations for flexing into a low carbon economy. Deloitte, who conducted a “mini-Stern” review for the region, recently estimated that the cost of ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

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