CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme to be simplified
The Government has announced plans to simplify and reduce the administrative costs and for businesses and public sector organisations which are covered by the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme, who produce 12% of UK carbon emissions
The simplification package will include:
A shortening of the CRC Scheme qualification process.
Reducing the number of fuels covered by CRC Scheme from 29 to 4.
Reducing the amount of reporting required by businesses.
Reducing the length of time participants will have to keep records.
Removing the requirement on facilities covered by Climate Change Agreement or EU Emissions Trading System installations to purchase CRC allowances.
Adopting new emissions factors for the CRC Scheme which will align it with Greenhouse Gas reporting processes.
Removing the detailed metrics of the Performance League Table from legislation and placing them in government guidance.
The formal consultation will run for twelve weeks from 27 March 2012. The Government will amend the legislation for CRC by April 2013.
Dept of Energy & Climate Change press release
27 March 2012