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The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (previously known as the Carbon Reduction Commitment) is a mandatory carbon emissions reporting and pricing scheme to cover all organisations using more than 6,000MWh per year of electricity (equivalent to an annual electricity bill of approximately £500,000).

The CRC came into force in April 2010 and aims to significantly reduce UK carbon emissions not covered by other pieces of legislation. The primary focus is to reduce emissions in non-energy intensive sectors in the UK.

Under this scheme, the participants have to buy allowances from the Government for the carbon emissions they produce. Starting in 2012, participants will buy allowances from Government each year to cover their emissions in the previous year these are then used to produce annual reports.

QMUL is eligible for the scheme and provides a submission every year. You can access the Annual CRC reports in the side bar to the right of this page. 

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