CRC registration guidance is soon to be issued. Are you ready? Learn more at The Carbon Show!

The Environment Agency will soon issue registration guidance for the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC). Affected organisations could easily underestimate the time needed to gather the necessary information to comply with the scheme’s obligations. The Carbon Reduction Commitment is a major platform in the government’s climate change strategy, and it is very likely that it could affect you. Recent research by Camco and 2Degrees highlights just how unprepared UK companies are. Results show that:

  • 33.2% rate their state of readiness as less than moderate
  • 49% of current energy management programmes are not aligned to the CRC
  • 23.7% of organisations have yet to record their carbon reduction measures
  • 21.9% do not know whether they will be investing in energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures
  • 68.4% believe the CRC will have significant implications on their cash flow

Is your organisation prepared, or do you still have questions about what you need to do, like those surveyed? For example, did you realise that failure to register for CRC, could give rise to penalties of at least £5,000? If you are not yet fully prepared, The Carbon Show is the ideal place to learn more, because the Environment Agency will be running dedicated CRC sessions.

For example, in preparation for CRC, you will, at minimum, need to:

  • Consider whether your organisation may be required to participate in the CRC or
  • whether your organisation may just be required to make an information disclosure.
  • Start gathering the necessary information, including details of all electricity consumed from all of the affected units in your organisation.
  • If necessary, appoint a designated CRC manager responsible for your organisation meeting the CRC obligations.

“Our sessions will provide delegates with a solid overview of the CRC scheme,” says Keith Brierley, CRC Project Business Manager, Environment Agency. “We’ll touch on qualification, registration, compliance, the league table and enforcement. We’ll also discuss the CRC guidance schedule so organisations know what guidance to expect and when.”

Now is the time to start preparing, and The Carbon Show is the ideal first step in your preparations. The exhibition, taking place at ExCeL London on 29 and 30 September, will provide the resources, products and strategies needed to excel in the exciting world of carbon related business and learning opportunities. Featuring a comprehensive range of exhibitors, specialised seminars, interactive workshops, exclusive networking opportunities and plenary sessions, The Carbon Show will deliver the information and and resources needed to help your organisation succeed in the new low-carbon economy.

For more information and to pre-register for general entry to the exhibition, please visit