Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme covers about 10 per cent of CO2 emissions in the UK. Scheme participants are typically large non-energy-intensive organisations within the UK's public and private sectors and include:
The aim of the CRC is to act as a financial driver to encourage energy efficiency through changes in behaviour and infrastructure.
The Scheme targets emissions not already covered by the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). This is a greenhouse gas ETS that covers the energy intensive sectors of EU member states - including the power generation, cement, glass, pulp and paper industries.
It also does not overlap with emissions covered by Climate Change Agreements, which entitle energy-intensive businesses in the UK to a discount from the Climate Change Levy in exchange for meeting energy efficiency or carbon saving targets.
GOV.UK: CRC - Guidance for participants in phase 2
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