Understanding the Carbon Reduction Commitment

Published:  12 May, 2009

LONDON: BRE is holding a series of seminars on the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), a new mandatory emissions trading scheme starting in April 2010 that will affect large energy users, both in the public and private sectors.

Under the new scheme, participants will have to monitor and report their energy use to the Government. They will be obliged to purchase an allowance for each tonne of CO2 they emit.

The Government expects approximately 5000 organisations to be included in the CRC, including retailers, hotel chains, banks and financial institutions, IT and communications companies, local authorities and government agencies. 

‘Understanding the Carbon Reduction Commitment’ is a series of seminars designed to deliver practical guidance that will enable participants to manage their own organisation’s CRC compliance. They will deal with the key questions that all energy and environmental professionals need to answer, for example:

  • Is my organisation required to participate in the CRC?
  • How do I ensure that my organisation is reporting the right data accurately?
  • How does emissions trading work"? What opportunities will it create for my organisation?
  • How can the CRC enhance my organisation’s brand and reputation?
  • What do I need to do now to ensure that my organisation will be ready for the CRC?

Who should attend:

  • Energy managers.
  • Environmental and sustainability professionals.
  • Energy analysts.
  • Energy and emissions traders.
  • Developers of new technologies and services for the CRC market.

The seminars will be held in central London on the following dates: 27 May, 9 June, 30 June 2009.

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