First CRC table published

The Environment Agency published its first league table to rank 2,000 Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) organisations according to energy management

Major supermarkets, retailers, restaurant chains, government departments, hospitals and councils are among the organisations ranked in the Energy Efficiency Scheme Performance League Table (PLT).

The table ranks organisations on the steps taken to install smart meters and comply with Carbon Trust – or equivalent accreditation scheme – standards of energy management.

The data forms a baseline for future years, which will also show overall carbon dioxide emissions, annual emissions savings and progress on energy efficiency.

The table shows that six out of ten organisations reporting under the system have gained good energy management accreditations.

Ofgem was among the 22 organisations to top the tables with a score of 2092.5. Other companies to land joint first place include British American Tobacco, Department of Energy & Climate Change and Manchester United football club.

The Environment Agency’s director of environment and business, Ed Mitchell, said: ‘It’s very encouraging that six out of ten organisations taking part in the scheme have taken steps to improve their energy management.

‘This scheme encourages all big organisations to measure and reduce energy use, which in turn should also save them money and help cut the UK’s carbon footprint.’

There were 800 organisations to land last place in the PLT. Among the poorest performers were the Wiltshire Police and Thomson Reuters, all with a score of 402. The Home Office, The British Library and Panasonic are all also in the bottom 800.

The CRC scheme involves large businesses and public sector organisations using over 6000MWh electricity a year – equivalent to an annual electricity bill of at least £500,000.

Organisations that qualify to take part in the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme are mandated to participate.

View the table here:

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