From today more than 5,000 public and private sector organisations across the UK need to start complying with the government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC). Affected are organisations with annual electricity bills totalling approximately £1m or more which all must start measuring and accurately reporting their energy usage to government auditors….
Those that submit late or inaccurate data could be penalised and publicly chastised for those failures.
Although public sector organisations have had months to prepare for the CRC, it seems that about two-thirds are currently misstating their carbon numbers by a margin that will incur fines. Many have trundled along believing they have measured their carbon, but the CRC requires greater accuracy than most have had until now.
And it is only with accurate information that organisations can move more solidly onto carbon management and carbon reduction planning.