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CRC reporting deadline for UK companies

More than 90% of UK businesses taking part in the Government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) energy efficiency scheme have submitted their first carbon reports to the Environment Agency.

The CRC scheme requires large energy users in the business and public sector to monitor record and report on their carbon emissions.

 

According to the Agency, a total of 4295 reports out of an expected 4549 report were received by the deadline.

The Agency’s figures indicate that 95% of the expected number of footprint reports has been received and 94% of the annual reports.

 

The carbon emissions reported in the CRC total over 60 million tonnes – equivalent to more than 10% of the UK’s annual CO2 emissions.

The data will now be used by Environment Agency in the next stage of the scheme – determining a league table of participants ranked by their energy efficiency. The Agency says the ranking will be published this autumn.

“This is a new scheme for the UK, so we are pleased that the vast majority of organisations required to submit a report have done so by the deadline,” says Tony Grayling, head of climate change and communities at the Environment Agency. “This puts us in a good position to compile the first annual performance league table.”

 

The scheme has proved controversial since its inception and the current Government has promised to simplify the scheme.