Ricardo-AEA validates the last CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Performance League Table

Leading environmental consultancy Ricardo-AEA has validated the 2011/12 CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Performance League Table (PLT) published by the Environment Agency today.

The PLT ranks more than 2000 participating organisations, including large businesses, government departments and local authorities, in a single list.

Participants are ranked according to the steps they have taken to install smart meters and gain accreditation under an emissions reduction scheme such as the Carbon Trust Standard. The 2011/12 PLT also ranks organisations according to their actual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions performance, comparing year on year emissions changes.

Ricardo-AEA undertook an independent validation of the PLT rankings and also validated the first PLT published in 2011.  However, following a government decision, the 2011/12 PLT published today will be the last one, although the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme will remain. 

“Organisations should therefore review their options when thinking about how to promote their emissions performance,” said Ricardo-AEA knowledge leader Mark Johnson.

“Mandatory reporting will be an obvious consideration for listed companies but there are other possibilities as well.  For example, there are a number of voluntary mechanisms and assurance can provide additional credibility for stakeholders.”

Click here to see the CRC Performance League Table. 

Ricardo-AEA continues to work with the Environment Agency as it administers the CRC scheme in the UK.  The consultancy also helps organisations calculate and report their GHG emissions through a range of voluntary and mandatory reporting mechanisms. Find out more.


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Leading environmental consultancy Ricardo-AEA has grown by around 20 percent in Scotland over the past year.
Ricardo-AEA is currently working on a number of projects in Scotland across resource efficiency, carbon management, renewables and air quality. A major area of focus at present is supporting the Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland in moving Scotland towards a zero waste economy and in particular providing support to SMEs to realise the substantial economic benefits available through resource efficiency.
Leadership by the Scottish government in important policy areas such as resource efficiency and the development of the Low Carbon Economic Strategy intends to increase the value of the low carbon goods and services sector to more than 10 percent of the Scottish economy by 2015, creating 60,000 green jobs. The Low Carbon Economic Strategy also aims to encourage Scottish companies to exploit commercial opportunities.
Jamie Pitcairn, director of Ricardo-AEA in Scotland said: “The growth of Ricardo-AEA in Scotland is a direct result of the country’s ambitious targets, supported by the policies and practical leadership of the Scottish government. We look forward to supporting both government agencies and the private sector in realizing the potential for a low carbon Scot