Despite the Environment Agency heaping praise on the success of their first ever CRC league table, many have questioned it’s actual impact.
James Ramsay, Head of CRC at carbon management company Carbon Clear identified the number who didn’t score in the table: “The fact that over 40% – including many big brand names – failed to score a single point is a clear indicator that they are not even monitoring their energy data. It shows that there is huge room for improvement.”
After a year of moaning and groaning from industry, many were unsure of the scheme’s actual worth and whether reputational ranking would really affect business.
John Gilbert, Head of Carbon Management at Thames Water said: “Getting rid of it probably isn’t the right answer but it needs to incentivise businesses to invest in energy efficiency so why not recycle some of the money?”
“My question to the Environment Agency is how do we make this really tangible and how do we encourage businesses to invest in energy efficiency?”