The UK's Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme was an incentive to improve energy efficiency in large public and private sector organisations. The scheme was regulated by:

  • In Northern Ireland: The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)
  • In Scotland: The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

The Environment Agency was the overall scheme administrator, managing the online registry and the sale of carbon allowances for the whole of the UK.

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme has been closed. The final year for compliance was 2018-2019.

Your obligations

You no longer need to:

  • collect CRC energy data;
  • make annual reports for years beyond the 2018 to 2019 compliance year;
  • register for further phases;
  • pay subsistence fees;
  • update your contact details on the CRC registry – you had to do this until 31 March 2022.

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