The Premier League football club is joined by 21 other organisations in top spot
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Premier League football club Manchester United, British American Tobacco and energy regulator Ofgem are among 22 organisations to top the Energy Efficiency Performance League Table which ranks more than 2,000 organisations according to how they manage their energy use. More than 800 organisations languished in joint bottom position
The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is a mandatory emissions trading scheme aimed at large organisations which use more than 6,000mWh electricity every year. It requires them to measure and report carbon emissions.
The scheme, which was launched by the Environment Agency, aims to reduce carbon emissions through energy efficiency. Organisations gain credits for installing smart meters and complying with standards of energy management.
Six out of ten organisations signed up to the CRC have taken action to improve energy efficiency.
Manchester United was joined in poll position by organisations including Center Parcs and the Department of Energy & Climate Change. Those languishing at the bottom include the storage arm of Centrica, Silentnight Group, Panasonic, Royal National Theatre and Goldman Sachs.
The league tables were launched as a way to help government recycle the revenues raised through the CRC scheme, however this was stopped following last year's spending review. The government now keeps the money made through the scheme.
The Department of Energy & Climate Change has said that the league tables will encourage companies to perform well in terms of energy use for reputational reasons, while the CRC charges will provide a financial drive to perform well.