carbon reduction commitment (crc) energy efficiency scheme News

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • CRC energy efficiency scheme - Chris Huhne speech to the CBI Conference

    It’s my pleasure to be here today, and to be part of this distinguished lineup. Richard Lambert and I spent some time together in China last week, and he is a powerful advocate for British business at home and abroad. His foresighted decision to set up the CBI Climate Change Board helped put British business at the centre of the climate change debate. And you have helped us internationally ...

  • Energy efficiency scheme will save cash and carbon

    Reducing energy use will save organisations a total of £1billion and more than 4MtCO2 each year by 2020 The final details of the Government’s scheme to save organisations money on fuel bills and to reduce carbon emissions have been unveiled today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme is a new regulatory incentive to improve energy ...


  • Carbon Reduction Scheme can boost bottom-line

    The government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) should not be seen as an overhead, but an opportunity to sharpen competitive edge in the face of the current recession. Consultants at sustainable power company ENER-G believe the CRC can be used as a springboard to boost bottom-line performance by reducing energy costs, while enhancing corporate social responsibility programmes.This view is ...


    By ENER-G

  • First stage of carbon reduction scheme begins

    UK waste management companies and local authorities will have to register their electricity consumption with the Environment Agency (EA) under the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme which begins tomorrow (1 April). Waste management firms Sita, Shanks and Veolia Environmental Services are among around 23 waste and water companies which will be obligated to reduce their carbon ...

  • Government advised to re-design ‘complex’ CRC scheme for the second phase

    The Committee on Climate Change has recommended that Government re-designs the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) energy efficiency scheme prior to the start of the second phase (2013-2017), in order to reduce its complexity. The current intention is that a cap is set from 2013 with a fixed number of allowances made available to organisations through an auctioning system.  However, the ...

  • Carbon Market Data launches the CRC Database

    Carbon Market Data is pleased to announce the launch of the CRC Database, a new tool including information on the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme. The CRC (Carbon Reduction Commitment) Energy Efficiency Scheme is a mandatory emissions trading scheme for the UK that aims to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through energy efficiency. The ...


    By Carbon Market Data

  • Pioneering carbon trading scheme to promote school energy efficiency

    Carbon emissions from state schools are to be included in a pioneering carbon trading scheme for local authorities from April 2010, Environment Secretary Hilary Benn announced today. Energy use in schools will count towards the total emissions of local authorities under the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), the mandatory trading scheme that will encourage local authorities to reduce emissions. ...

  • 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

  • Don’t get caught out by the CRC

    It was recently announced that around six times as many organisations will be captured by the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC EES) as originally estimated. According to Steve Dingley of Integrated fm, there is a real danger that many of them will be taken unawares and possibly subjected to heavy fines. “While a lot of companies have been preparing for the CRC ESS, there ...


    By Integrated fm

  • CRC simplified to save businesses millions

    Millions of pounds will be saved for businesses through ambitious new proposals to simplify the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme, (CRC). Participants will see their administrative costs cut by almost two-thirds, equating to around £330 million of savings up to 2030. The CRC is a mandatory UK-wide trading  scheme covering large business and public sector ...

  • 50 days for businesses to register with carbon cutting scheme

    Greg Barker calls on 1000s of businesses to register now and start saving money With just 50 days to go until the end of registration for the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), Greg Barker is calling on the remaining organisations to register now. Currently 1229 of the organisations required to register have done so. Launched in April 2010 the CRC requires large ...

  • 7,500 businesses will miss CRC registration deadline

    Analysis from WSP Environment & Energy reveals that 7,500 businesses are expected to miss the 30 September deadline for Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) registration. Under CRC, more than 20,000 organisations have to register with the Environment Agency by the end of September this year.  5,000 of these organisations have to make a full registration, while ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • 7,500 businesses will miss the UK CRC registration deadline

    Our analysis reveals that 7,500 businesses are expected to miss the 30 September deadline for Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) registration. You may have seen these findings as published on the front page of today's Daily Telegraph? You can see the article on their website here. Under CRC, more than 20,000 organisations have to register with the Environment Agency by the ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • Autumn Statement 2013 CRC And CCLA Update

    Climate Change Agreements: Data Centres The Chancellor George Osborne has granted a concession to Britain’s data centre industry by allowing it to step outside other green taxes and form its own agreement to reduce emissions, while still remaining competitive against the industry in ...

  • O2 extends relationship with AEA to prepare for the CRC

    Leading energy and climate change consultancy AEA has won a contract from O2 to help it prepare for the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), which begins this April. AEA is working with O2’s management team to prepare all of the necessary data required for registration under the scheme and will be working over the next year to prepare a complete CRC footprint report and ...


    By Ricardo-AEA

  • Could you face £500-a-day fines for CRC non-compliance?

    CRC (Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme) directly affects around 5,000 public and private sector organisation in the UK, many of which are yet to take any action.  The deadline for registration is 30 September 2010.  After this date, organisations are subject to penalties, starting from £5,000, and will also be subject to a £500 per day fine.  In ...


    By 3BL Media

  • What can we learn from the first CRC Performance League Table?

    Viewpoint from Darran Messem, Director, Carbon Trust Certification, and Hugh Jones, Managing Director, Carbon Trust Advisory  The UK has been one of the most proactive countries in tackling business emissions and climate change and the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is one of the latest innovative policy developments. The CRC widens the scope of businesses that are directly covered by ...


    By Carbon Trust

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