Time running out to register for carbon cutting scheme

LARGE public and private sector organisations are being asked to register on the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC).

The Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker is calling on more organisations to join the 1229 businesses already committing to reduce their carbon footprint and to become more energy efficient.

Mr Barker said: “This new Coalition Government wants to boost energy efficiency in business because we know that saving energy saves money. The CRC will encourage significant savings through greater energy efficiency and, importantly, will make carbon a boardroom issue for many large organisations.

“My message to businesses today is to register now. I understand the original complexity of the scheme may have deterred some organisations and I want to hear suggestions as to how we can make the scheme simpler in the future.”

There are just 50 days left for organisations to register with the Environment Agency. This scheme will help to ensure that organisations play their full role in contributing to the UK’s emissions reductions target of at least 34 per cent on 1990 levels by 2020 through improved energy efficiency.

Recycling Lives has also made a commitment to reducing carbon and becoming more energy efficient with the introduction of its newest division; the Carbon Reduction Department.

The team, led by Carbon Reduction expert Steve Lauri, will offer consultancy, product supply and installation services to local authorities, Registered Social Landlords (RSL) and other businesses, helping them to meet the government targets.

Recycling Lives Carbon Reduction Manager Steve Lauri said:  “This isn’t just about protecting the environment, it makes excellent business sense. We can save the businesses thousands of pounds by making our operations greener and reducing our energy bills.”