What is the Carbon Reduction Commitment energy efficiency scheme (CRC)?

The Carbon Reduction Commitment energy efficiency scheme is a UK government scheme designed to improve energy efficiency and cut CO2 emissions for high energy users.

It was introduced in April 2010 and is targeted at both private and public sector organisations. It is a mandatory measure and report scheme that requires the purchase of carbon allowances at a fixed price to cover organisation wide electricity and gas consumption. Failure to comply with the scheme carries a financial penalty.

The qualification criteria are stated as those organisations who between April 2012 and March 2013 had a half-hourly meter (HH) and used more than 6,000 MWh of electricity (otherwise known as 6 GWH or 6,000,000 kWh). However, some public bodies must take part in the CRC regardless of how much electricity they use. These are called mandated participants and they include all UK central government departments and devolved administrations.

Why choose EIC?

We have a team of Data Analysts and Carbon Consultants who are able to offer you an all-encompassing service at the highest level. Our expert team will:

  • Provide you with essential guidance and support to make life simpler for you
  • Interpret the legislation for you to avoid confusion
  • Inform you on any legislative changes that may affect your organisation
  • Provide you with peace of mind and reassurance that your compliance is in safe hands
  • Ease the burden the CRC scheme may bring, so you have more time to concentrate on your business
  • Help you to avoid the penalties associated with the CRC for missed deadlines or inaccurate reporting
  • Help you to become more energy efficient which can reduce your consumption, lower your carbon emissions, and save you money
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