Questionmark hangs over likely effectiveness of CRC

Mayer, Armin
January 2011
Heating & Ventilating Review;Jan2011, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p21
Trade Publication
The article reports on the decision of the British government to transform its Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) from a recycled payments scheme to a carbon tax. This decision reportedly led to uncertainty and confusion in the business sector, casting doubts about the scheme's viability. The CRC was introduced in April 2010 to enhance the energy efficiency of large public and private sector organisations in Great Britain that are responsible for almost 10 percent of carbon dioxide emissions in the country.


Related Articles

  • Warm free. Smith, Andrea Claire // Green Futures;May/Jun2007, Issue 64, p7 

    The article offers news brief on the insulation campaign in the West Yorkshire metropolitan borough of Kirklees. A free cavity wall and loft insulation, irrespective of one's income or energy supplier, will be presented to all homeowners through Kiklees's Warm Zones project to meet the annual...

  • Cut the brain drain. Constable, Alan // Engineer (00137758);5/21/2007, Vol. 293 Issue 7724, p16 

    The reports on the study which examines the potential traction energy savings on carbon dioxide emission in the rail industry in Great Britain. It has identified the losses in power generation and distribution, through electric train operational and traction system where energy is wasted....

  • Can a Carbon Tax Be Effective without a Grand Coalition? Levy, Amnon // World Journal of Neuroscience;Feb2014, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p12 

    This paper analyzes an interaction between a carbon-tax collecting and investing coalition of rich countries, abstaining rich countries and poor countries. The non-coalition countries may suffer from loss of reputation and guilt and may overstate the emission-moderating effect of the carbon tax....

  • A life cycle carbon dioxide inventory of the Million Trees Los Angeles program. McPherson, E.; Kendall, Alissa // International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment;Sep2014, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p1653 

    Purpose: This study seeks to answer the question, 'Will the Million Trees LA (Million Trees Los Angeles, MTLA) program be a carbon dioxide (CO) sink or source?' Because there has never been a full accounting of CO emissions, it is unclear if urban tree planting initiatives (TPIs) are likely to...

  • Imperfect Environmental Policy and Polluting Emissions: The Green Paradox and Beyond. van der Werf, Edwin; Di Maria, Corrado // International Review of Environmental & Resource Economics;Mar2012, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p153 

    Well-intended policies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions may have unintended undesirable consequences. Recently, a large literature has emerged showing that such a 'green paradox' may occur in response to particular policies. We review this literature and identify four different...

  • Is an Optimal Carbon Tax Relevant? SUTTER, DANIEL // Regulation;Summer2013, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p47 

    The article discusses the relevance of an optimal price or tax for carbon emissions. It claims that the adoption of a carbon tax has catastrophic effect on economic growth. The likeliness of a terrible policy accident might arise from attempts to calculate the optimal tax. Three reasons are...

  • NAP delay causes confusion.  // Printing World;6/9/2005, Vol. 290 Issue 10, p40 

    The article reports that British energy consultancy Energy Information Centre has stated that delays in announcing the National Allocation Plan has left companies in the country unsure as to how many carbon allowances they need to buy. The company, established in 1975 to provide utilities market...

  • What's your carbon footprint? Martin, John // Fleet Equipment;Jan2008, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p8 

    The author discusses the benefits of the SmartWay programs and the effects of carbon footprint. He talks on the materials that directly and indirectly contributes to the emissions of carbon dioxide. He stated that SmartWay provides the way of reducing energy consumption in doing business. He...

  • Clean up our act. Wicks, Malcolm // Engineer (00137758);2/25/2008, Vol. 293 Issue 7742, p18 

    The author reflects on the development of carbon capture and storage technology (CCS) given the global threat of climate change. According to the author, the development of CCS technology is significant if people want to reduce emissions and secure energy supplies. The author believes that the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics