Less than half of organisations signed up for CRC

Figures released today (August 11) by the Environment Agency show just 1200 organisations have registered for the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme.

Original Government estimates thought around 5,000 firms would need to sign up for the scheme before September 30 this year.

However, as many of the big emitting organisations are owned by large multi-nationals this has been rounded down to 4000, or possibly 3000.

But that means around another 2000 business still need to sign up for the scheme, which is still proving a headache for business leaders.

Large businesses and public sector organisations have just 50 days left to register for the mandatory scheme and the Environment Agency is now expecting an increase in registrations as the remaining organisations rush to sign up before the September 30 deadline.

Head of climate change and sustainable development at the Environment Agency, Tony Grayling, said: “We would urge the remaining businesses to sign up now, and not leave registration to the last minute.

“Our dedicated CRC helpdesk is available to help businesses through the registrations process.”

Organisations affected by CRC can also contact the Environment Agency for more information on 08708 506 506 or at crchelp@environment-agency.gov.uk.

Luke Walsh

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