October 24, 2016

Guidance on implementing energy efficiency measures – 19 January 2016

DECC has recently released guidance to support Companies seeking to install energy efficiency improvements. It is aimed at Organisations that do not have the resources or in-house expertise of implementing improvements. The feedback we have received, following ESOS audits we have undertaken, has shown that Company Directors are actively seeking opportunities to introduce measures to reduce their energy consumption. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-guide-to-implementing-energy-savings-opportunities
October 22, 2016

3000 firms still yet to comply with ESOS – 19 January 2016

According to the Environment Agency only 7000 firms have complied or notified them that they intend to comply by the extended deadline of January 29th. ESOS requires all large Organisations to undertake and energy audit. If ESOS applies to you – contact us today on 0207 148 4517 and we will be able to help.
October 12, 2015

Enforcement on ESOS non-compliance – participants given more time – 12 October 2015

The Environment Agency have outlined their position on penalties for non-compliance, allowing participant’s more time to complete their audits – contact us today if you need support on your ESOS requirements. The enforcement action position includes: Although there is no extension to the deadline date the Environment Agency have confirmed that providing an organisation has engaged a Lead Assessor and begun the assessment and informed the EA that a late notification will happen by the 5th December then no action will occur until after the 29th January 2016. This effectively does give an extension but this is officially a period of leniency only Giving until 30 June 2016 to achieve ISO 50001 certification as a form of compliance A focus […]
October 2, 2015

Key Themes from Carbon Reporting & Tax Public Consultation – 02 October 2015

The UK Government has launched its public consultation with a view of simplifying streamlining current overlapping energy efficiency policy schemes. Key considerations are to Scrap the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) – to be replaced with a Climate Change Levy (CCL) alternative Change Climate Change Agreements (CCAs) – there is appreciation of the loss of competitiveness that large users would face, though hints that the CCA categories may be limited Develop a single reporting scheme – a mixture of ESOS & Mandatory Green House Gas (GHG) reporting. This scheme would potentially be rolled out to all ESOS qualifying companies ( i.e. UK large entities). Incentivise energy reduction measures – this might take the form of grants/loans/other financial incentives for implementing (e.g. […]