This document provides links to PLC's materials on how the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) applies to different types of organisations.
This document is part of PLC's CRC Survival Kit.
These documents are designed to help organisations in the private and public sectors decide whether they are covered by the CRC.
Environment Agency guidance on qualification
The government is in the process of making significant changes to the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme in order to simplify it. Most changes will take effect for Phase 2 of the scheme. In December 2012, the government published a response to the consultation paper on proposals to simplify the CRC, confirming what changes would be made (see Legal update CRC: DECC response to March 2012 consultation on proposals to simplify the scheme (www.practicallaw.com/1-523-0477)).
As organisations that need to participate in Phase 2 will need to register for the scheme during 2013, the Environment Agency (EA) published guidance (www.practicallaw.com/0-523-4169) on assessing qualification for Phase 2 in December 2012 (see Legal update, CRC: EA publishes guidance on qualification for Phase 2 (www.practicallaw.com/3-523-3644)). This guidance reflects the changes that were announced will be made to the CRC.
Further changes and details may be announced when the Order to amend the scheme is laid before Parliament. For a summary of the review process and the changes to the CRC since the scheme came into operation on 1 April 2010, see Practice note, CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme: what changes have been made to the scheme since it was launched? (www.practicallaw.com/1-518-7011).