League table ranks energy saving action of high street
Environmental update 10/11/2011
The Environment Agency (EA) has published a league table ranking
the energy management of some of the UK’s biggest brands.
High street names including major supermarkets, restaurants,
councils and retailers, are amongst those included on the first CRC
Energy Efficiency Scheme Performance League Table.
Ranking the 2,000 organisations in order of what they have done
to measure energy usage internally, the EA takes into account the
steps taken to install smart meters and to comply with the
standards of energy management as detailed by the Carbon Trust, or
an equivalent scheme.
The league table will form a template for the future which will
reveal the overall emission savings and progress made by some of
the UK’s biggest names.
More than 60 per cent of the organisations included on the list
were shown to have taken some form of action to improve their
energy usage. Whilst some had installed the smart meters, some had
received a ‘good energy management’ certificate from a green
From next year, the names will also be ranked in terms of their
annual carbon emissions – whilst the level of emissions is shown
this year, the names are not ranked in order of output. By ranking
them on the 2012 league table, it is hoped that those with high
levels of emissions may be given an added incentive to attempt to
Ed Mitchell, EA’s director of environment and business, said,
“The UK needs its high street shops, major businesses, councils,
government departments and other big energy users to use less
electricity to help meet tough carbon reduction targets.
“This scheme encourages all big organisations to measure and
reduce energy use which in turn should also save them money and
help cut the UK’s carbon footprint,” added Mr Mitchell.
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