The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme was introduced by government in 2008. Organisations that meet the qualification criteria, based on how much electricity they consumed in 2008, are obliged to participate in the CRC.
As well as reducing carbon emissions, the scheme will help organisations save money by reducing their energy bills. The better an organisation performs in terms of cutting its emissions, the higher it will appear in the annual performance league table.
In the latest published table for 2011/12 Islington was ranked 1301 with emissions of 23017 tonnes of CO2.