Consultants outline CRC changes

The Impact of the October changes to the Carbon Reduction Commitment and Energy Efficiency scheme came under the spotlight at a breakfast briefing in London this week.

Caroline Doble, consultant at Enviros, gave a detailed overview of how the CRC will work including a brief analysis of the changes announced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change earlier this month.

She explained that large organisations whose subsidiaries would qualify as entities covered by CRC in their own right will be able to hive off these divisions so that they will be covered as stand-alone organisations.

She also went into some detail about the question of whether using renewable energy would count in an organisation’s favour – it won’t, as the scheme is all about energy efficiency – but as a concession to those who have invested heavily in sourcing energies from renewables, use of clean energy will appear in a separate league table published alongside the CRC rankings.

The Environment Agency will also be asking organisations that are receiving information at each of their sites that are currently on half-hourly meters whether they want all the paperwork sent to a single centralised point instead to ease administrative difficulties, added Ms Doble.

She also told delegates that details of exact workings of how the start-up of the scheme might pan out – launch, registration and submission of initial data – were due to be published at the end of October.

Ms Doble’s summary of the October changes can be viewed in the clip below:

The full presentation can be seen here:

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