After months of waiting, the final edition of the CRC Performance League Table (PLT) has been published. The table, which ranks companies and organisations based on their energy efficiency performance (2011/2012), has now reached its death after critics argued it didn't take into account an organisation's individual circumstances or earlier steps they may have taken to improve their energy efficiency.
Although the rankings table will no longer exist, companies will still have to report on their carbon use and emissions under the CRC. This means companies will still face a levy based on their energy use, but it will no longer be 'officially' based on their performance. The latest table, according to a spokesperson for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), shows that the 2,097 CRC participants recorded an overall reduction of 7.63% (4.64MtCO2) in reported carbon emissions compared to the previous year's figures. The spokesperson added: "The CRC scheme will continue to play a major role in helping the UK achieve its carbon reduction targets and it is expected to deliver non-traded carbon reductions of around 17MtCO2 by 2027."