Category Archives: Carbon Management

Carbon management through footprinting, carbon accounting and reporting

START2ACT: A new SME energy efficiency programme


The Carbon Trust is launching an energy efficiency programme START2ACT aimed at SME (Small & Medium-sized Enterprises) with an initial baseline survey on energy efficiency at SMEs in the UK. START2ACT is a free service offering energy efficiency training, online energy … Continue reading

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CONSULTATION: UK Company car tax for ultra-low emission cars


The United Kingdom government through Her Majesty’s Treasury is consulting in order to seek views on the design of new ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) bands in the company car tax system. The consultation seeks to explore how best to incentivise the … Continue reading

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The challenge of GHG measurement, reporting and verification


There is the old adage that “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it”, which applies to all management activities, whether you are trying to lose weight, improve your running time or cut greenhouse gas emissions. When it comes to … Continue reading

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Further revision of ESOS Guidance, now, at Version 5.0


The Environment Agency has published version 5 of its original Complying with the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme laying out guidance on the determination of a large undertaking, steps to complete an ESOS Assessment, the role of the Lead Assessor and specific … Continue reading

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ISOfocus: Two editions for environmentalists


During a recent visit to International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) in Geneva, I was struck by two valuable resources published in their informative magazine; ISOfocus. You will recall ISO is the organisation, best known by environmentalists for the development and publication … Continue reading

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New ESOS Guide: Implementing Energy Saving Oppotunities


As an update on the United Kingdom Government’s guidance to support the ESOS Regulation, DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) have published “A Guide to Implementing Energy Saving Opportunities”. The guide has been produced in collaboration with The Carbon … Continue reading

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Can the UK deliver its true energy saving potential?


The question “Can the UK deliver its true energy saving potential?” was posed at the recent ESTA Energy Efficiency Summit held on 22 October 2015 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. The conference was attended by several hundred energy professionals … Continue reading

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