carbon reduction commitment News

  • EC endorses UK Carbon Reduction Commitment scheme

    The European Commission has authorised under EC Treaty state aid rules a scheme proposed by the United Kingdom introducing a trading system for CO 2 emissions related to energy consumption. The national system, called 'the Carbon Reduction Commitment' (CRC), applies to non energy intensive sectors not covered by the EU Emission Trading system. All allowances in the CRC system would be sold by ...

  • McLaren Group retains Carbon Trust Standard for ongoing commitment to carbon reduction

    McLaren Group has been recertified with the Carbon Trust Standard for successfully measuring, managing and reducing carbon emissions across the entire Group's UK operations. This achievement makes Vodafone McLaren Mercedes the first Formula 1 team to retain the Carbon Trust Standard, and underlines the Group's continuous quest to improve ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Carbon Guerrilla - Spending Review and the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC / CRCEES)

    The changes announced yesterday (20/10/10) to the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme means that the scheme is a now tax; there will be no recycling back of allowances. The softener is that companies won’t have to start paying until Spring 2012, and this will be retrospective.   We have spoken with our Senior Policy Advisor source at DECC who confirms ...


  • Major shake up of Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRCEES)

    Yesterday the Chancellor announced wide spread changes to the structure of CRCEES as part of the Government's Comprehensive Spending Review. Whilst the 20,000 plus businesses that have to register for the scheme will be able to score out their CRCEES budget allowance for next year, costs are likely to be ten times higher from 2012 onwards. Previously allowances were purchased at £12 but ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • AEA leads the way on helping companies prepare for the carbon reduction commitment

    Leading climate change and energy consultancy AEA is helping companies to save money by advising them on how to prepare for the impending introduction of the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC).  In preparation for the introduction of the CRC in 2010, AEA has produced an expert paper which answers the key questions businesses are asking when considering how to prepare for the CRC. Under the ...


    By Ricardo-AEA

  • New survey shows public sector most committed to carbon reduction

    A new survey of the public, private and third sectors has revealed that the public sector is the most committed to reducing carbon emissions. A new survey* of the public, private and third sectors has revealed that the public sector is the most committed to reducing carbon emissions. Over half (58%) of public sector respondents said their organisation planned to make ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Major shake up of Carbon Reduction Commitment energy efficiency scheme (CRC)

    Yesterday the Chancellor announced wide spread changes to the structure of CRC as part of the Government's Comprehensive Spending Review. Whilst the 20,000 plus businesses that have to register for the scheme will be able to score out their CRC budget allowance for next year, costs are likely to be ten times higher from 2012 onwards. Previously allowances were purchased at £12 but ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • Chevrolet Carbon-Reduction Initiative

    SOURCE: General Motors DESCRIPTION: Chevrolet is making an impact on local communities, jobs and the environment by supporting various energy efficiency, renewable energy and conservation initiatives in its goal to prevent up to 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the earth’s atmosphere. To ...


    By General Motors Corp

  • Carbonetworks launches software solution to support businesses facing the carbon reduction commitment (CRC)

    Carbonetworks, the leading provider of technology solutions for carbon management, has announced the launch of new applications within its software platform to help UK businesses facing the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), the UK’s first legally binding climate and energy saving scheme, which will be enforced from April 2010. The CRC will affect around 20,000 businesses in the UK, introducing ...


  • Commitments Made to Reduce Black Carbon, Methane and Hydrofluorocarbons

    Governments and industry leaders in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) today committed to further essential advances in reducing short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) that have a global warming potential many times that of the main greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. The SLCP Focus Day brought together some 30 Ministers and CEOs highlighting the importance and urgency of acting on ...

  • Public sector doubles its commitment to carbon cuts

    Public sector bodies are setting increasingly ambitious targets for carbon reduction, doubling their commitments over the last four years, the Carbon Trust reported today. In 2008/09, organisations participating in the Carbon Trust’s annual Public Sector Carbon Management Programme committed to reduce their carbon emissions by an average of 25% over a five year period. Some organisations are ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Why The Carbon Reduction Label For Wine?

    If you’ve continued to read past that title you are more than likely already familiar with terms such as: “climate change”, “carbon economy”, “global warming”, “carbon accounting”, “carbon neutrality”. I’m going to assume you have a passable understanding of the subject, issues and principles because I’m not going to ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • Verisae helps UK organizations comply with the carbon reduction commitment energy efficiency scheme

    Software from Verisae, the global leader in Sustainability Resource Planning (“SRP”) software, is currently in use by UK leaders like Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and John Lewis Partnership. Verisae announced today that its enterprise solutions will include additional functionality to assist UK organisations with Carbon Reduction Commitment (“CRC”) Energy Efficiency Scheme compliance. Over 5,000 ...


    By Verisae

  • Carbon Reduction Commitment – Deadline has passed, but don’t get caught out, warns ACCA

    Qualifying businesses should have signed up to the Government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) by 1st April, but according to the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), many firms are unclear about whether it affects them or not – and what they should do if it does Under CRC, organisations buy allowances equal to their annual emissions, with a cap on the total allowances ...


    By Ruder Finn

  • LG launches first carbon labelled TVs in Europe and commits to further reduction of emissions

    LG demonstrates its commitment to reducing its environmental impacts by certifying its carbon footprint and earning the right to display the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Reduction Label LG Electronics’ 47LW5500-ZE and 47LW550T-ZE CINEMA 3D TVs have become the first TVs in Europe to carry the Carbon Reduction Label, which certifies the carbon emissions from every stage of their ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Major shake up of UK`s Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRCEES)

    Yesterday the UK Chancellor announced wide spread changes to the structure of CRCEES as part of the Government's Comprehensive Spending Review.  Whilst the 20,000 plus businesses that have to register for the scheme will be able to score out their CRCEES budget allowance for next year, costs are likely to be ten times higher from 2012 onwards. Previously allowances were purchased at ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • HP Recognized for Environmental Commitment

    Company named an industry leader for sustainability efforts SOURCE: Hewlett-Packard DESCRIPTION:by  ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Axion Polymers wins Environmental Award for carbon reduction

    Axion Polymers has won the coveted Chemicals Northwest Environmental Technology for the Chemical Industry Award for commitment to reducing its carbon impact on the environment and providing sustainable recycled high quality plastics products with a long-term future. The award recognises efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of chemical manufacturing through ...

  • Manchester United nets reduction in its carbon footprint

    Tens of thousands of fans; floodlit stadiums and multi-million pound franchises – Premiership football doesn’t immediately spring to mind as the most environmentally friendly business.  However, Manchester United has a vision to be the best Football Club in the World, both on and off the pitch, and has become the 250th company in the UK to net the Carbon Trust Standard for ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Coca-Cola Enterprises sets the standard for carbon reduction

    CocaCola Enterprises (CCE) has achieved the Carbon Trust Standard with the highest score for carbon performance in the carbon reduction assessment's history, demonstrating outstanding results from the company's ongoing commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. CCE is also the first major soft drinks manufacturer to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard, which recognises the achievements of ...


    By Carbon Trust

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