The Carbon Reporting Working Group has been set up to look at all the issues surrounding the carbon reporting landscape in the UK and Europe. Over recent years, compliance and legislation has become increasingly complex and the carbon reporting working group aims to help Energy Managers in this.
The Wright Report looked at CRC EES and Mandatory GHG Emissions reporting in September 2012. This report was then revised due to the CRC simplifications which were released by DECC in January 2013. The principle recommendation of the report was the phase out CRC EES in favour of Mandatory GHG Emissions reporting.
Following the report, the group met with representatives of DECC (CRC team) and DEFRA (GHG team) to discuss their recommendations.
At the Energy Performance Future conference on 29th April, the Minister announced that there will be mandatory auditing of all companies in four years resulting from the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. The EMA will be forming a carbon reporting sub-group to look at helping government to implement this directive in the most cost-effective manner which builds in energy efficiency awareness among companies.
The EMA is always looking at ways to reduce the administrative burden of carbon reporting for Energy Managers and welcomes all suggestions on the topic. If you would like to be involved in the group or put forward your suggestions on the topic then please do so by contacting Jana Skodlova, the EMA PoC for the working group.