By 26 July, 944 organisations had registered as participants in the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme, and another 3,916 smaller energy users had submitted information, according to Environment Agency figures.
This means that about a fifth of the expected 5,000 full participants and a quarter of those who only have to declare information have formally engaged with the scheme's regulator. The registration and disclosure period opened on 1 April and closes on 30 September.
The agency received about 100 new registrations a week from scheme participants through July, up from 60-odd a week in June. If the number of organisation needing to register really is 5,000 – there are some uncertainties (ENDS Report, March 2010) – this needs to increase to more than 400 a week, on average, through August and September.