Over 1,200 firms have signed up to the government's new compulsory business energy efficiency scheme, new figures show.
Data from the Environment Agency shows that firms have enthusiastically signed up to the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, which makes it mandatory for big companies to reduce their business gas and electricity usage and improve their efficiency.
So far, 1,229 companies with a combined business energy use of around 40 million MwH of electricity per year, have registered for the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, while up to 4,000 are obliged to register before the September 30th deadline.
Tony Grayling, head of climate change and sustainable development at the Environment Agency, said: "We would urge the remaining businesses to sign up now, and not leave registration to the last minute.
"Our dedicated CRC helpdesk is available to help businesses through the registrations process."
According to the Environment Agency, the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme has the potential to reduce carbon emissions by up to 11.6 million tonnes per year by 2020.
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