Thursday, May 20, 2010

Disaggregation could save you money, if you move fast!

Carbon Reduction Commitment

The key issue here is that if part of a group of companies uses enough electricity to make it liable to participate in CRC, the whole group must register and report. Every part of the group must measure and report its carbon foot print and purchase carbon allowances under the scheme. Disaggregation is a concession which means that groups can apply to exclude those parts of the organisation which would not be liable under CRC on their own, but only on certain conditions:

  • You must register the whole group by 30th June 2010 if you want to take advantage of this. This gives you the time to re-register the parent company before the 30th September deadline.
  • You cannot split up the group so that no element is big enough to be liable. The parent company must register with enough subsidiaries to bring usage up to participant level.

If you don’t disaggregate you must report on the whole group and buy allowances for the whole group for the three years of the first phase before you will get a chance to apply for disaggregation again.

So, to save both time and money you must make a decision on disaggregation as soon as you possibly can. Call us now on 01904 654986

The Low Carbon Innovations Network has invited Anthony Day to present a series of webinars on the Carbon Reduction Commitment. He will also be presenting a conference session - How to Win at the CRC Game - at the Best Practice Exchange at London Olympia in June 2010. More...

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