DECC launches final efforts to simplify CRC
Participants of the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency scheme (CRC) would complete fewer reports and not have to buy allowances for sites covered by other emissions trading schemes, under DECC's latest proposals to simplify the schemeFollowing the chancellor’s Budget pledge to scrap the CRC if the administrative burdens on participants couldn’t be reduced, DECC has launched a consultation outlining potential amendments to the sche
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