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Minister urges late registering companies to act on the CRC now

11 August 2010

With just 50 days to go until the end of registration for the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), energy and climate change minister Greg Barker (pictured) is calling on the remaining organisations to register now. Currently 1,229 of the organisations required to register have done so. Launched in April 2010, the CRC requires large public and private sector organisations to register with the Environment Agency by 30th September 2010.
Greg Barker urges the remaining businesses to register now. He conceded that the original complexity of the scheme may have deterred some organisations but he now wanted to hear suggestions as to how the scheme can be made simpler in the future.

The London Fire Brigade is one organisation that has registered for the CRC. Energy efficiency projects put in place by the Brigade have led to savings of £260,000 in 2009/10 and over £1 million since the Brigade started focusing on the need to be greener. Despite the organisation growing, overall carbon emissions on their buildings are down by over 18% on 1990s levels.

The CRC is intended to ensure that organisations play their full role in contributing to the UK’s emissions reductions of at least 34% on 1990 levels by 2020 through improved energy efficiency.

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