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The Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), 2010.

United Kingdom Expired 2010

This commitment requires companies to measure and report on all their emissions-related to energy use to the Environment Agency, and purchase allowances. Organizations that use more than 6,000MWh per annum (equating approximately to an annual electricity bill of £1,000,000) will be under the scheme.

Issuer name

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

Government ministry


More information

CRC organizations have to monitor and report their emissions from all fixed point sources (not just electricity) annually, and a director of the CRC organization will have to sign a ‘statement of records’ confirming that adequate records have been kept. The reporting impact on middle market companies in the UK will be significant. It is likely that a large number of the 5000 companies included in the CRC will not previously have reported non-financial information.

Organizations covered by the instrument

Large private and listed companies

Target organization notes

Applies to companies with high GHG emissions potential: If the organisation, during 2008, had one or more half hourly electricity meter (HHM) and the total (inclusive) half hourly electricity supplied through those meters was 6,000 Megawatt hours (MWh) or greater, have to register as a Full Participant. If the organisation, in 2008, had one or more HHM but consumed less than 6,000 MWh for the whole year, have to make an Information Disclosure, the extent of which is determined by your annual electrictity consumption.

Industry scope

All/none specified

Disclosure venue

Emmission report (data disclose)

ESG coverage - E (Environment)

Climate & GHG emissions




United Kingdom



Date of publication


Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Other e.g. action plan, strategy, programme, voluntary initiative

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope


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