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Carbon Reduction Commitment

The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) is a new mandatory emissions trading scheme starting in April 2010.

[UKPRwire, Wed Aug 05 2009] The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) is a new mandatory emissions trading scheme starting in April 2010. Through this scheme the Government aims to reduce the amount of CO2 produced by ‘non energy-intensive’ businesses and organisations, such as large offices, hotel chains and public sector organisations.

The CRC will be a “cap and trade” scheme, where emitters of CO2 will need to buy allowances to cover their emissions for the year. Once the scheme has been running for a couple of years, the Government will cap, and then reduce, the number of allowances that are available to buy.

In order to initiate the CRC, all energy suppliers in the UK have informed the Environment Agency of the premises that they supply with Half-Hourly meters. It is expected that there are around 5,000 businesses in the UK that will be fully affected by the new initiative, although around 15,000 will be partially affected, because they will need to provide consumption data to prove that they don’t qualify for CRC.

E.ON, one of the UK’s largest energy companies, has produced a series of advice worksheets to help businesses reduce their energy consumption, which could not only decrease their carbon emissions, but could also help lower their energy bills.

E.ON can also help businesses to develop an effective energy strategy through use of its online eData Services tool, which enables businesses to monitor the energy they use. eData gives access to clear, detailed and accurate information about a business’ energy consumption. This can then help monitor consumption patterns and identify potential savings. The eData Plus service also provides access to a wide range of standard and tailored reports, giving further feedback and information on where energy is used.

More help and advice to guide businesses through the planning, implementation and on-going management of the Carbon Reduction Commitment can be found on E.ON's website or on the DEFRA website.

Company: E.ON Energy
Contact Name: Philip Youngwood
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