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CRC Alert – Important news for building owners with large standby generators and boilers

13 October 2014

The Environment Agency has published a CRC Participant update with a significant interpretation of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme for buildings with large capacity standby generator and boiler capacity. Essentially, where a building is subject to the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) because of its standby generators or boiler capacity, the Agency has confirmed that all energy supplies to the building will be totally excluded from the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme. This surprising result could save some large building owners / occupiers hundreds of thousands of pounds in annual CRC costs.  This alert describes the issue in more detail.

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