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Manchester United Crash from 1st to 488th on Latest CRC League Table

The Environmental Agency has published the final edition of its CRC Performance League Table, ranking the 2,097 participants in terms of their improvements to energy efficiency in 2012.

The construction firm BAM Group took top spot, with Engineering company, Skanska coming second, and Motorola in at third. Last year’s most energy efficient company, Manchester United, suffered a huge blow as it fell to 488th place.

The positions of the companies on the table are determined using three complex metrics which consider the percentage change in; reported energy use; improvements in energy efficiency; and attempts to reduce energy use and carbon emissions.

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A spokeswoman from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said that they “know from speaking to participant organisations that many are improving their energy management and investing in energy efficiency.

The CRC scheme will continue to play a major role in helping the UK achieve its carbon reduction targets and it is expected to deliver non-traded carbon reductions of around 17MtCO2 by 2027.”

The ranking table has been deemed highly controversial, and been met with a lot of criticism. Opponents argue that it does not take into account previous advances in energy efficiency, and therefore each year the companies will find it more difficult to make such large differences meaning that they will be overtaken by other companies that have only just started to embrace efficiency best practices; perhaps the fate that Manchester United met.

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It may be due to criticism such as this that led the government to announce that this will be the last performance league table.

Ben Wielgus, a CRC advisor at KPMG, said that, “many will not mourn the passing of the CRC league table. Certainly it was one of the more controversial aspects of the scheme. However, it is important to remember that it was one of the first attempts ever to nationally rank more than 2,000 diverse and varied organisations.”

By. James Burgess of Oilprice.com



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