The Carbon Reduction (crc) Energy Efficiency Scheme
From EPBD Compliance
The CRC is a mandatory scheme aimed at improving energy efficiency and cutting carbon emissions in large public and private sector buildings. The scheme was intorduced in 2008 by the government.
Organisations that meet the qualification criteria, based on how much electricity they consumed in 2008, will be obliged to participate in the CRC. As well as reducing carbon emissions, the scheme will help organisations save money by reducing their energy bills. The better an organisation performs in terms of cutting its emissions, the higher it will appear in the annual performance league table.
It has one or more half-hourly electricity meters settled on the half-hourly market; and it used at least 6,000MWh (Mega Watt hours) of half-hourly electricity during the qualification year.
This applies to all companies, partnerships, public bodies, charities and other incorporated bodies that have operations in the UK. The qualification year for the Introductory phase of CRC is the 2008 calendar year.
Organisatons must register for the scheme using the online CRC Registry.
If you qualify as a CRC Participant, you should have registered between 1 April 2010 and 30 September 2010 for the Introductory phase. You will then be able to submit data online in order to fulfill the registration requirements as outlined in Chapter 3 of the Government Response Decisions document published 1 October 2009.
Anyone (not just CRC Participants) may ask to open a trading account through the online CRC Registry, in order to trade allowances on the secondary market. You can do this at any time during the scheme
The CRC phase in has recently been changed, for up to date information please see the link below. http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/emissions/crc_efficiency/crc_efficiency.aspx
Below is a draft timeline of CRC scheme milestones during the introductory phase and steps to be taken to implement simplified legislation.
The timeline provides a breakdown of actions which will be taken by government, by the scheme administrators and by scheme participants.