Category Archives: Energy

DRAFT REGULATIONS: The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2018

The draft Regulations, which apply to Great Britain, revoke and replace The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2011 (2011 Regulations), which established a renewable heat incentive scheme (the Scheme). These Regulations re-enact the 2011 Regulations with amendments. The premise of … Continue reading

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Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment) Regulations 2018

In a recent UK Consultation, Defra asked for feedback on the subject of Introducing civil penalties for infringements of the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulation in October 2017. It should be remembered that the civil penalties are part of a package … Continue reading

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Private Rented Property “Minimum Standard” Guidance for Landlords

This is a follow-up article on my original blog “Proposed Energy Efficiency Standard for UK rented Properties” way back in April 2015, which covered the UK Government’s proposal for draft legislation under the Energy Act 2011, which established a framework that requires … Continue reading

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The revision of ISO 50001 is well underway with the current DIS (Draft International Standard) available for public comment during a consultation phase. The DIS is available for public comments from 23 August 2017 to 4 October 2017. ISO 50001 is … Continue reading

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BAT Conclusions For Large Combustion Plants published

Thursday, 17 August 2017 saw the publication of the “BAT (Best Available Techniques) Conclusions for Large Combustion Plants (LCP)” in the Official Journal of  the European Union, which, principally, to the energy and heating sectors. There is a four-year period … Continue reading

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Ukraine Law “On Commercial Heating and Water Accounting”

On 2 August 2017, the Government of Ukraine brought into force a law on commercial accounting of utility services where all buildings connected to centralized heating and water supply systems must install meters for thermal energy and water. The new … Continue reading

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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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