Environmental taxes, reliefs and schemes for businesses
Last updated: 8 December 2017

CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (formerly known as the 'Carbon Reduction Commitment') covers large, non-energy-intensive organisations, eg:

  • supermarkets
  • hotels
  • water companies
  • banks
  • local authorities, including state-funded schools
  • all central government departments

How it works

You should already be registered if your business qualifies for the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme. You must now:

  • monitor and report your CO2 emissions from gas and electricity use
  • buy enough allowances to cover your annual emissions and surrender them at the end of the year

If you need more help

Find out more about the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme on the Environment Agency website.