Category Archives: Energy

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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Environment Agency ESOS Newsletter No. 3 – 2016

Following my earlier posts regarding the Environment Agency’s Newsletters on the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (see Environment Agency ESOS Newsletter No. 1), the Environment Agency has published its third newsletter for 2016. As the impact of the first phase of ESOS is being … Continue reading

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ESOS Enforcement begins 16 April 2016 onwards

Having completed a ESOS Energy Assessment for a client who was late in recognising their need for compliance to the ESOS Regulation, I am aware that the Environment Agency has sent e-mails to all those who made an “Intent to Comply” … Continue reading

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Update on Apple’s Environmental Initiatives: Renewable energy & Recycling

It was good to see that the Environment featured highly in the recent Apple Keynote (21 March 2016) presenting their new products, such as the new Apple iPhone and iPad Pro. Indeed, nearly 15% of the hour-long keynote highlighted Apple’s … 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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