Pre-Budget: Rethinking the Energy Efficiency Taxation Landscape

With the energy efficiency taxation review just around the corner, it is expected that the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme will be scrapped or at least changed significantly.  Below, we make three key predictions: What are the key predictions for the upcoming budget review? A simpler energy efficiency taxation landscape: A single new tax based on…

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Reflecting on ESOS: The Next Steps

Going forward, what are the prospects for ESOS? EVORA highlights the next steps for the scheme. A Coordinated compliance and improvement approach? EVORA recommend that clients should consider the establishment of a collective approach to address all regulatory risks and opportunities. It makes sense for example, for real estate businesses to develop a strategy addressing…

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Reflecting on ESOS: The EVORA Experience

Over the last six months, EVORA has supported a broad range of clients to meet ESOS requirements. Through our support programmes we have engaged with 27 companies from Real Estate to a Big Six energy provider. Energy spend assessed equated to £55m and saving opportunities of £2.8m (5.2%)  where identified (this equated to 27,000 MWh…

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Health impacts of climate change on indoor environments

A report recently published in the journal Environment International highlights health risks associated with climate-induced change to indoor environments. The report explored four key consequences on indoor environments: overheating, reduced ventilation, indoor air quality (which may lead to the growth of pathogens) and biological contamination such as pest infestations or airborne infectious diseases. Climate change…

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DECC launches Energy Innovation Consultation

A new consultation published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change invites the energy sector to contribute thoughts and ideas to encourage innovation across the sector. The consultation is open until 11th February and asks the following three questions: How can legislation and enforcement frameworks help support new technologies and business models to encourage growth?…

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Air Pollution: UK Environment Ministers face court action within weeks

UK environment ministers will be taken to court within weeks to make them speed up plans to reduce dangerous urban air pollution. Law firm ClientEarth, which last year forced the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to come up with fresh plans to tackle illegal NO2 levels in British cities, warned that it…

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How Energy Efficiency Cuts Costs for a 2°C Future

A new report (from a consortium of groups led by Fraunhaufer ISI) — “How Energy Efficiency Cuts Costs for a 2° C Future” — analyses how energy efficiency policies and programs in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Mexico, and the U.S. can reduce the cost of economy-wide de-carbonisation by up to $250 billion per year for…

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FiT cuts: The Impact on the Solar Industry

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is proposing to cut the feed-in tariff rates for solar PV installations by as much as 87%. Construction News looks into what this means for the Solar Industry. Article can be viewed via Construction News here.

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Blackout risk on the rise for UK this Winter

National Grid expected to confirm increased blackout risk, as experts warn crisis will worsen unless subsidies are paid to new gas power plants. Emergency interventions have already been prepared to help keep the lights on. Read the full article on the Telegraph here  

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