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Understanding the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme

Introduced in April of this year, the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme has made IT professionals wonder how it affects them and their data centres. Designed to help large companies and public organisations save on energy bills, the scheme is mandatory.

Through the CRC, the U.K. is aiming for a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020, as compared to the levels recorded in 1990.

For those that remain confused, get the latest CRC news, tips, and expert advice in this U.K. guide.

CRC news

Implementing green computing best practices
Kayleigh Bateman, Site Editor | 25 Mar 2010
Get the latest green computing news, tips, and expert advice in this
U.K. guide to green computing.

Will Digital Britain and CRC objectives slow U.K. data centre growth?
Kayleigh Bateman, Site Editor | 20 Oct 2009
Objectives for IT energy-efficiency in the Digital Britain report and the Carbon Reduction Commitment have raised questions about future data centre growth in the U.K.

Power-saving innovations could spread from desktop to data centres
Nick Booth, Contributor | 27 July 2009
In many companies, users leave their PCs on overnight, consuming data centre electricity unnecessarily. But some new products aim to flick the switch on this problem.

CRC tips and articles

How to outsource your data centre and reduce emissions
Simon Gay, Contributor | 01 June 2010
If you outsource your data centre and remain confused about how that impacts the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme,
here are the requirements you need to know.

Why the Carbon Reduction Commitment is bad for data centres
Kate Craig-Wood, Contributor | 28 May 2010
Our expert discusses why the Carbon Reduction Commitment will not significantly reduce our carbon emissions and instead threaten to stifle growth and innovation in a sector vital for economic growth.

How to work with the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme
Paul Evans, Contributor | 25 May 2010
With fewer resources and tighter budgets, here's how to do more for less alongside the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme.

CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme: How to be on track with I/O virtualisation
David Galton-Fenzi, Contributor | 24 May 2010
The launch of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme means that companies are liable for their carbon output. How should data centres respond? I/O virtualisation is one solution.

How to optimise your data centre: Top tips
Lex Coors, Contributor | 09 April 2010
How can businesses achieve adequate efficiency that will help them to meet the rising number of regulations? Lex Coors shares his views on how best to obtain maximum data centre value.

Green data centre concerns vs. high-tech IT infrastructure
Jeff Thomas, Contributor | 17 Nov 2009
As data centre infrastructure continues to grow, Jeff Thomas, chief executive of Ark Continuity, discusses green data centre options, including ideas to reduce energy consumption.

Kayleigh Bateman is the Site Editor of SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.uk.

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This was first published in June 2010

 

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