crc energy efficiency Articles

  • The CRC generates widespread confusion

    The new CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme affects businesses that spend more than £500,000 per year on energy and is raising the number of inquiries about consultancy work, reports ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Clock ticks as CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme deadline looms

    The UK government is urging organisations with annual energy bills of more than £1million to start measuring and accurately reporting their energy usage to comply with the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme that comes into force on April 1st 2010, reports ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • 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.

  • UK finance professionals unaware of CRC

    Recent survey shows alarming results with a quarter of UK finance professionals unaware of CRC energy efficiency scheme just a few weeks ahead of the registration ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • 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

  • Some firms should start CRC registration asap!

    Firms with complex or foreign ownership structures should start registration for CRC energy efficiency scheme immediately, reports ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • 53% of Execs at top 5000 UK firms overlook CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme

    Recent survey shows high level of ignorance about CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme 2 months ahead of the registration deadline on 30 ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Businesses offer a cautious welcome to CRC changes

    Business leaders cautiously welcome the simplification of CRC scheme, but urge government to deliver stable policy framework. Business leaders have offered a cautious welcome to proposals to simplify the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, but many companies are still in shock about the government decision to keep any revenue it raises through the scheme, rather than recycle it to participants. The ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Coalition turns CRC scheme into a carbon tax

    Coalition government announced that CRC scheme will no longer return revenue to participants, but will encourage them to improve their energy efficiency. The UK government quietly imposed a £1bn-a-year carbon tax on around 4,000 of the largest businesses and public sector bodies in the UK as part of its spending review. The move was not announced by the chancellor, George Osborne, but made ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Variable Speed Drives as a key step to cutting energy use ahead of the CRC

    Among several energy saving initiatives, Variable Speed Drives can help manufacturing to achieve 60% of immediate energy saving, reports Envido. Recently there has been an influx of regulations applied ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • CRC registration lags behind the predicted 20,000 marks

    The CRC registration is progressing very slowly but it is expected to speed up further after the holiday season. As previously reported by Envido the registration for the UK’s CRC Energy Efficiency (cap-and-trade) scheme legislation is progressing very slowly. Although, the registration process runs to the end of September, at the end of June only 2,983 companies had made an information ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Franchises and bust companies included in CRC scheme

    Business operating through franchises or that went bust during the recession are affected by the CRC energy efficiency scheme, reports Envido. ...


    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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Overlap between the CRC and EU ETS may limit its effectiveness

    New report claims the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme may fail to cut carbon emissions and overlap other carbon reduction ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • 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

  • How organisations can take full advantage of the CRC scheme

    Organisations should prepare during the rest of the financial year to take best advantage of the CRC scheme. Organisations that think they have got the hard work completed by successfully registering for the CRC Energy Efficiency scheme ahead of last month’s deadline will be surprised knowing that is far from reality. Business and public sector bodies should prepare during the rest of ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

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