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Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)

Your guide to CRC and what it means for you.

What is the Carbon Reduction commitment?

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme was a mandatory government UK regulatory incentive that was in force between April 2010 and April 2019. It was designed to improve energy efficiency and cut the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of high energy users within the private and public sector.

The scheme applied to organisations with an annual consumption exceeding 6,000MWh of electricity with half-hourly billed meters. Some public bodies were required to take part in CRC regardless of their electricity usage. These were called mandated participants and they included all UK central government departments and devolved administrations.

The CRC obligation ended in April 2019.

Each year one of the requirements as a CRC participant was to collate your energy information for the CRC year (01 April to 31 March) and submit this to the Environment Agency.

Participants were required to submit their requests by 31st March each year, all requests must be sent via e-mail to and include the following:

  • Account details
  • Contact information
  • Letter of authority if acting on behalf of a 3rd party

Upon receiving your request Yü Energy will reply within 6 weeks of the end of the CRC year.

If you would like assistance in managing your CRC commitment, don’t hesitate to contact your Relationship Manager or email

More information can be found on the government website:

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