CRC EES (Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme)

CRC EES (Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme)

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is responsible for all aspects of UK energy policy, and for tackling global climate change on behalf of the nation. The Department aims to drive ambitious changes in the way we use energy, reflecting the fact that climate change and energy policies are inextricably linked.

DECC has introduced the mandatory Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC EES) to help tackle climate change. Recently reviewed by the Government, it is designed to encourage public and large private sector organisations to improve energy efficiency and cut CO2 emissions.

Organisations with at least one half hourly meter (settled on the half hourly market) who consumed more than 6,000MWh of electricity during 2008, are required to take part in the CRC EES Scheme.

Participants will have to purchase carbon allowances based on their annual CO2 emissions and will be able to do so via two fixed price sales of allowances a year, one forecast and one retrospective.  Participants energy use and emissions data will be published by the CRC administrator however the previously utilised publically available Performance League Table (PLT), that showed how each participating company was performing in relation to others, has been abolished.

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