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The scheme features an annual performance league table that ranks participants on energy efficiency performance. Together with the reputational considerations, the scheme encourages organisations to develop energy management strategies that promote a better understanding of energy usage.
The scheme is designed to tackle CO2 emissions not already covered by Climate Change Agreements (CCAs) and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.
Organisations are eligible for CRC if they (and their subsidiaries) have at least one half-hourly electricity meter (HHM) settled on the half-hourly market. Organisations that consumed more than 6,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) per year of half hourly metered electricity during 2008 qualify for full participation and register with the Environment Agency, who is the administrator for the scheme .
Organisations that do not meet the 6000MWh threshold will have to make an information disclosure of their half hourly electricity consumption during 2008. Participants, including supermarkets, water companies, banks, local authorities and all central Government Departments. Qualifying organisations will have to comply legally with the scheme or face financial and other penalties.
DECC has developed the CRC policy in partnership with the Scottish Government, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Department of Environment Northern Ireland.
If you have any queries about the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, you can contact:
- The Environment Agency, the administrators of the CRC scheme, by email: CRCHELP@environment-agency.gov.uk
- DECC by post (for questions on policy development only):
CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) Team
National Carbon Markets
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3 Whitehall Place
Participants in CRC in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland may like to contact the Scottish Government, Welsh Assembly Government, and Department of Environment Northern Ireland.