Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)

The Carbon Reduction Commitment is a compulsory emissions trading scheme introduced by the Government in April 2010. The scheme is aimed at large business and public sector organisations such as; government departments, retailers, banks, universities, hotel chains, water companies and local authorities.

Based on the ‘Polluter Pays Principle’, a principle enacted to make the party responsible for producing pollution responsible for paying for the damage done to the natural environment, CRC covers organisations whose annual half-hourly metered electricity impot/use is above 6,000 MWh (or in Northern Ireland organisations whose metered usage above 70kVA).

Participants are required to purchase allowances corresponding to their emissions at the current price of £12/tCO2. Revenues from allowance sales will be used to support the public finances, including spending on the environment.

What is Covered by the CRC

The CRC covers energy use emissions outside the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) and Climate Change Agreements (CCAs) including both ‘direct’ and ‘indirect’ emissions.

In general, organisations spending more than £500,000 a year in the UK on electricity are likely to be included in the scheme. The scheme targets the UK energy use emissions of the highest parent organisation, including any subsidiaries of that organisation.

CRC Packages

2EA® offer three main CRC packages, CRC Management, CRC Reporting and CRC Audit Compliance, to help you meet the requirements of the scheme. Quotations for individual packages can also be made available on request.

Package 1: CRC Management

  • Production of monthly CRC Report, detailing utility consumptions, calculated emissions in tCO2 and Special Events Summary
  • Data correlation of CRC applicable meters; includes initial inspection and recording of meter details
  • Compilation of data required for an Evidence Pack; including but not limited to:
    • Data correlation of named personnel required to be registered as part of the Evidence Pack
    • Data correlation of CRC applicable energy consumptions and invoices
    • Correlation of correspondence with the relevant authority
    • Determination of Exclusions and Onward Supplies as defined in the CRC Guidance Notes
    • Provision of CRC Procedures in accordance with the Guidance
    • Review of clients Carbon Management and Reduction Plan
    • Provision of a draft copy of the Footprint Report for approval in each phase of the Scheme
    • Provision of a draft copy of the Annual Report for approval in each year of the Scheme
    • Provision of a Special Events Record detailing any relevant changes made
    • Provision of Certificate of Audit Compliance
    • Consultancy services to client with regards to CRC issues

Package 2: CRC Reporting

  • Production of monthly CRC Report, detailing utility consumptions and calculated emissions in tCO2
  • Data correlation of CRC applicable meters
  • Determination of Exclusions and Onward Supplies as defined in the CRC Guidance Notes
  • Provision of a draft copy of the Annual Report for approval in each year of the Scheme
  • Consultancy services to client with regards to CRC issues

Package 3: CRC Audit Compliance

  • Site attendance for audit of clients Evidence Pack, auditing the following:
    • Confirmation of Company/Personnel Details
    • Structure of Evidence Pack/Organisational Chart
    • Initial registration qualification data and CRC registration summary
    • Footprint Report for the current Phase
    • Annual Report for current year, Annual Report for previous year
    • Supporting evidence for the Annual Reports, checking for correct Emissions Factors
    • Emissions sources, meter asset register, meter readings and energy invoices
    • CRC procedures for meter failure, data collection and meter calibration
    • Special Events Record and Change Record Register
    • Carbon Management Plan, where applicable
    • Staff engagement
    • Identification of any non-conformances and issuing of non-conformance reports
    • Provision of Certificate of Audit Compliance

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