Once you have determined that your organisation qualifies as a participant in the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), you will register the organisation on the CRC Registry.
By the last working day in July, following the footprint year in each phase, you must submit a report of all the energy supplied during the footprint year. You must then identify those emissions that you are required to include within your CRC scheme coverage – your ‘CRC emissions’.
The CRC Registry will convert your fuel supply data into CO2 emissions. You will report your actual CRC emissions in each subsequent annual reporting year for that phase.
The purpose of the footprint report is to demonstrate that at least 90 per cent of your energy supply is covered by the following three measures to mitigate the effects of climate change:
- The EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS)
- A Climate Change Agreement (CCA)
- The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme
Please note: The CRC reporting system requires numerical values to be entered rounded down to the nearest whole number. It also rounds down emissions to the nearest tonne of CO2 when calculating emissions. This may result in slightly lower calculated emissions than your manual calculations and is not a system fault.
If your organisation is going to be claiming either a group or general Climate Change Agreement (CCA) exemption in their Footprint Report please use the following screenshot guidance to help you.
- Claiming a General or Group CCA Exemption in the Footprint Report - May 2011 (PDF, 1MB)