Carbon Reduction Commitment


GEM can help your business to comply with the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme by help you to identify what is required to ensure you comply with this new legislation.

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is a compulsory scheme, intended to improve energy efficiency across the private and public sector. All UK organisations with electricity metered half-hourly are required, by law, to participate. It was formerly known as the Carbon Reduction Commitment or CRC.

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is a mandatory piece of Carbon legislation that is already in force. If your organisation has half-hourly metered electricity, you must be to be registered within the scheme. If your whole UK organisation - not just your site - uses in excess of 6,000 MWh's per annum (i.e. an annual spend of around £500,000 on energy) you may be a Full Participant and be required to meet extra obligations including buying Carbon Allowances.

The CRC qualification period was completed in 2008 and the first Compliance Year began in April 2010. All main fuels will be covered by CRC, not just electricity.

Certain businesses may be able to outperform the majority by qualifying for the Early Action Metric. This required implementation of Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) technology or gaining the Carbon Trust Standard.

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