CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme – Practical Challenges
The UK is committed to a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020 compared to 1990 levels. The Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) has been designed to focus UK business on this goal through a new emissions trading scheme, which came into force in April, forcing businesses to monitor their emissions and purchase allowances for each tonne of CO2 they emit.
As a consequence, reducing carbon emissions means businesses will not only save money on their energy bills - roughly every tonne of carbon an organisation saves means it is saving about £200 in energy costs - but also that they will need to purchase fewer allowances.
Complying with CRC will require organisational buy-in and effort. This workshop discussed some of the necessary actions that organisations must step up if their CRC policies are to be effective.
The agenda included:
- A presentation on CRC from the Carbon Trust
- A presentation from an organisation on tackling its CRC policy
- Questions from members
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