Reputational fears drive CRC compliance

The driving force making many companies tackle the CRC head-on is a fear over their reputation once its league tables are published. The CRC Energy Efficiency Summit in London last week heard from various speakers who stressed that coming low in the league table was a chance their companies were not prepared to take. This […]

CRC-suitable software proves elusive

Finding software capable of delivering the data management needs of the CRC is becoming energy managers’ quest for the Holy Grail. And in the absence of a one-size-fits-all system, many companies are persisting with Excel, which was last week was branded “not fit for purpose” for carbon management. The CRC Energy Efficiency Summit heard from […]

Heads in the sand over CRC

The first conference about the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme since its introduction in April was left wondering why so few companies had so far registered. And reaching out to these organisations is also proving hard, the CRC Energy Efficiency Summit heard. So far, just over 600 organisations out of a potential 5000 have registered for […]

Be honest with consumers about price says Yeo

One of the keys to achieving a low-carbon economy is “being honest with consumers about the price” according to Tim Yeo, chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee. Yeo told the CRC Energy Efficiency Summit in London this week: “The era when economic expansion has been driven by cheap electricity is over.” He […]