Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)

The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme is a UK government scheme. It’s designed to improve energy efficiency and cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in private and public sector organisations that are high energy users. The government estimates that the scheme will cut carbon emissions by 1.2 million tonnes per year by 2020.

Some public bodies must take part in CRC regardless of how much electricity they use. These are called mandated participants and they include all UK central government departments and devolved administrations.

CRC operates in phases. Phase 1 ran from April 2010 until the end of March 2014. We are now in phase 2 that runs from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2019.

Organisations affected by CRC have to register with the Environment Agency at the start of a phase, for the whole phase.

If you’re a large private or public sector organisation using more than 6,000MWh of electricity a year, recorded through half-hour meters, the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRCEES) applies to you.

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