16 Aug '11, 4pm

95 Percent of Firms Meet UK's Carbon Reduction Commitment Deadline

95 Percent of Firms Meet UK's Carbon Reduction Commitment Deadline

More than 90 percent of firms have met the first reporting deadline imposed by the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme, providing detailed data on their carbon footprint to the Environment Agency. According to figures released yesterday by the watchdog, 4,295 reports were lodged with the agency ahead of last month's deadline, out of an anticipated 4,549 organizations that are thought to face CRC reporting obligations. The result means that around 95 percent of the companies and public sector bodies required to file official CRC carbon reports have met the first reporting deadline. The Environment Agency said that the reports cover over 60 million tonnes of carbon emissions, equivalent to more than 10 percent of the U.K.'s total carbon footprint. The high level of compliance was arguably greater than had been anticipated given earlier reports that large numbers of orga...

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