ESOS Phase 2 compliance: Have you got a plan in place?

With the compliance deadline for ESOS Phase 2 just a year away – 5 December 2019 – proactive organisations have started to prepare by planning and carrying out energy audits as part of the compliance process. With only a few exemptions for public bodies, your organisation qualifies if on the 31st December 2018, it meets the ESOS definition of a large undertaking: You employ…

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£2.8m of energy savings identified by EVORA in ESOS Phase One

ESOS guidance was published by the government on 26th June 2014, with a deadline for ESOS Phase One of 5th December 2015 – 528 days for organisations to achieve compliance – simple, right? Understandably, with the data for ESOS having to overlap the qualification date of 31st December 2014, a lot of organisations left it…

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ESOS Phase 2 – time to start planning!

It is now just two years to the day until the ESOS Phase 2 compliance deadline of 5 December 2019. Don’t be complacent – two years might sound like a long time away, but you will save time, stress, and money if you start taking action now by carrying out energy audits. Read on! The…

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ESOS Phase 2 Practical Hints and Tips

This post follows on from the article that my colleague, Neil Dady wrote, ‘ESOS Phase 2 – It’s time to start planning‘ which provides a clear overview of requirements and further detail is available online. I’m not going to go over old ground but instead, I set out a few ESOS Phase 2 practical hints and tips. Don’t forget the…

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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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70% of organisations on the road to ESOS compliance

Latest figures from the Environment Agency show 6000 organisations have ESOS compliance. In the two days before 29 January deadline, the agency received a further 1,015 notifications of compliance. This last-minute action reflected earlier fears of a slow start to compliance by organisations covered by the scheme. More information via The Environmentalist

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Regulatory Energy Regime under Review

Last week, the UK Government announced plans to review the business energy tax landscape to consider approaches to simplify and improve the effectiveness of the regime. This message was circulated to all CRC, Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme and Climate Change Agreement participants (who have been further advised to continue to participate in the various schemes…

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