CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Reformed
Manufacturing NI have welcomed the publication by DECC of the changes to the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme . announced by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement. Members affected by this scheme found it onerous and expensive to operate, while the removal of any incentive to reduce carbon made a nonsense of the energy efficiency rationale.
Changes to the scheme include:-
Reducing the number of fuels that participants have to report against from 29 to 2 (electricity and gas for heating).
Reducing scheme complexity by removing the 90% rule and Climate Change Agreements (CCA) exemption rule.
Abolishing the Performance League Table but continuing to publish participants aggregated energy use and emission data.
Reducing overlap with other climate change legislation.
Government will consider how the CRC can incentivise the uptake of new onsite renewable self-supplied electricity.
Most changes will take place in 2014/15, with the following exceptions which will take place from 1st June, 2013
Reduction of the number of fuels
Gas for heating only
2% gas de-minimus
Exclusion gas supplies under 73,200 kWh
Allowance surrender deadline from July to October
Abolition of the PTL
Full details have now been published by DECC and can be accessed here:-