ESOS: Government begins issuing non-compliance fines as Phase 2 begins
With the second phase of the UK Government's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) now underway, the Environment Agency has revealed that hundreds of organisations will be hit with large fines for failing to comply with Phase 1 of the mandatory scheme.
ESOS: Companies still non-compliant as Environment Agency turns to enforcement action
EXCLUSIVE: Compliance rates for the Government's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) are below expected levels, with hundreds or possibly thousands of qualifying organisations still unaccounted for almost a year after the final deadline.
Energy efficiency: Forging the path from compliance to competitive edge
Transforming an organisation's energy management approach from 'tick-box activity' to 'money-generating competitive edge' is easier said than done. But for E.ON Energy Solutions strategic account manager John Walsh, climbing up the pyramid is a worthwhile journey if you get it right.
Industry experts call for streamlined environmental standards post-Brexit
UK trade would benefit from efficient environmental standards post-Brexit, such as the removal of staid aid requirements and an overlap of energy efficiency standards, according to experts from the chemical and manufacturing sectors.
Housebuilder 'takes a stand' against green policy changes with new carbon positive goal
EXCLUSIVE: The Berkeley Group is defying a lack of green policy support for the construction industry by pledging to lead a new sustainability movement, after unveiling a landmark plan to become Britain's first carbon-positive housebuilder.
QUIZ: How well do you know ESOS?
With the three-month grace period for compliance with the Government's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) now over, its clear that a number of businesses and energy managers are still yet to get to grips with the scheme and its potential benefits - are you one of them?
ESOS: Thousands of businesses face enforcement action as final deadline passes
EXCLUSIVE: Compliance rates for the Government's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) appear to have stalled at a critical time, with thousands of qualifying organisations still unaccounted for upon Friday's (29 April) ultimate deadline.
Book your free expert advice clinics at edie Live
Visitors to edie Live are being given the chance to book free, one-to-one advice clinics to help them plan all aspects of their sustainability strategies.
ESOS offers 20% reduction in business energy costs, Carbon Trust finds
The Government's initial estimates of the financial savings of its recently enforced Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) could be much lower than the actual savings being realised by qualifying organisations, according to a sample of ESOS assessments undertaken by the Carbon Trust.
ESOS: what have we learned about the energy efficiency opportunities?
With the extended grace period for compliance with the Government's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) coming to an end, David Tobin, energy consultant at the Carbon Trust, provides an insight into the environmental and financial benefits that the Scheme offers to businesses across a variety of industries.
Last chance to register for edie's ESOS webinar - TODAY at 11am
Join us at 11am today (17 March) for a free webinar exploring the business benefits of the Government's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).
Where's the Opportunity? edie to host free ESOS webinar this week
Organisations that qualify for the Government's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) are being encouraged to tune into a free, live edie webinar this week, focusing on realising the 'Opportunity' of the Scheme.
How Nando's is spicing up its on-site energy management
EXCLUSIVE: International restaurant chain Nando's is rolling out a number of on-site technology upgrades and innovative behaviour change methods, while exploring the possibility of food waste-powered restaurants, in a bid to take energy management in its UK sites "to the next level".
ESOS: 40% of businesses non-compliant by deadline day
Less than 60% of the circa 10,000 businesses that qualify for the Government's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) were compliant by last Friday's extended deadline, the Environment Agency has today (1 February) confirmed.
ESOS deadline day: will another late compliance surge save the day?
Today (29 January) marks the revised deadline day for companies to be compliant with the Government's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). But with the Environment Agency remaining tight-lipped about compliance rates, speculation is rife that thousands of companies are still flouting the legislation.
Sustainability stats: This week in numbers
The renewables revolution is now firmly underway in Asia. This week's sustainability news threw up some fascinating figures showing that China has consolidated its position as the planet's leading installer of solar power.
ESOS compliance rate slows as deadline looms
EXCLUSIVE: The Environment Agency has received less than 250 new notifications of compliance from organisations that qualify for the Government's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) in the space of a month, with just two weeks now remaining before the extended deadline.
A Guide to Implementing Energy Savings Opportunities
Undertaking ESOS audits is intended to help businesses to identify opportunities to save energy – DECC analysis suggests that businesses could save over £250m (and 3TWh of energy) per year if they achieve just 5% of the cost-effective energy efficiency potential that audits should identify for buildings and industrial processes and modest savings on their transport energy consumption.
Late surge sees ESOS compliance hit 65%
A flurry of late submissions saw ESOS compliance rates rise to around two thirds of affected businesses, according to figures released Monday night by the Environment Agency.
ESOS: Compliance concerns grow as first deadline day passes
With the first ESOS deadline passing on Saturday (5 December) and latest official figures showing just 20% compliance rates, industry experts have raised more questions about the potential effectiveness of the legislation.
Environment Agency extends ESOS deadline
Businesses that fail to meet the December deadline to comply with the Government's new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) may be granted a reprieve until at least the end of January, the Environment Agency (EA) has confirmed.
Treasury suggests scrapping Carbon Reduction Commitment
The UK Government has opened a consultation that aims to boost investment in energy efficiency by streamlining carbon reporting and tax requirements for businesses.
Luton Airport flying high with energy management standard
Luton airport has joined only a handful of airports in the world to be accredited with the internationally-recognised Energy Management Standard ISO50001.
ESOS: 99% of businesses still not compliant as deadline looms
The Environment Agency insists it is doing all it can to raise awareness of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), despite just 1% of affected companies submitting audits ahead of the impending deadline.
On-site solutions will help manufacturers weather energy-price storm, says EEF
EXCLUSIVE: On-site solutions such as rooftop solar panels and anaerobic digestion (AD) will be vital tools for businesses looking to secure future energy supply and lower energy bills.
Half of businesses expect ESOS to cost more than it saves
Almost half the businesses covered by the Government's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) expect the scheme to cost them more money than they will save on energy bills, according to a new survey.
ESOS opportunity will empower energy managers, says Northern Rail
EXCLUSIVE: Implementing energy-saving initiatives highlighted by the Government's Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) should be a 'no-brainer' for businesses, according to the energy and environment manager at Northern Rail.
Co-op launches B2B green power business
The Co-operative Group has established a new business-to-business energy services arm known as Co-operative Power.
Environmental taxes will make up a third of business energy bills by 2050
EXCLUSIVE: The proportion of a business' energy bill that comes from the energy itself will drop below 50% by 2050, according to an expert speaker at Sustanability Live.
edie energy management survey: in numbers
EXCLUSIVE: edie's third annual energy management survey reveals what businesses are doing to become more energy-efficient, why they are doing it and how successfully it's being done.
Sustainable SMEs: small steps for big success
Andrew Shortis, managing director of the newfound Minimise Group, explains how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can emulate big-brand sustainability ambitions.
ESOS awareness on the rise, but energy managers remain sceptical
EXCLUSIVE: The majority of UK businesses are now aware of the impending Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), but the minority of affected businesses believe it will actually help them develop plans to become more energy-efficient.
edie energy management survey: Businesses 'more committed than ever'
EXCLUSIVE: Employee engagement, behaviour change and technology upgrades are the key areas businesses are focusing on to become more energy efficient, but funding remains the biggest barrier to initiating energy-saving programmes.
Energy management: procurement, planning and purchasing priorities 2015/16
EXCLUSIVE: For the third year running, edie commissioned a third- party market research agency to undertake an in-depth survey of people responsible for energy management within their organisation.
Have a drink on edie... with our Sustainability Live Topic Trails
Four exciting new 'Topic Trails' are being launched at Sustainability Live 2015, allowing visitors to follow bespoke routes through the show based on key industry trends, with the chance to win a luxury holiday to boot.
ESOS compliance: Environment Agency steps up awareness efforts
The Environment Agency remains confident that business awareness of the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is continuing to rise, as it releases new guidance and prepares to host a series of free compliance workshops ahead of the December deadline.
Packed seminar programme answers 'how to' for energy and sustainability managers
A programme of 36 CPD-accredited seminars, three workshops and more than 120 speakers will answer the practical 'how-to' questions posed by energy and sustainability managers from organisations of all sizes and from all sectors at Sustainability Live 2015.
New ESOS guide for manufacturers launched by EEF
EEF, the manufacturer's organisation, has today (29 January) published a free guide to help ease British manufacturers into the impending Energy Savings opportunity Scheme (ESOS).
Majority of businesses now aware of ESOS, says Decc
The Department for Energy & Climate Change (Decc) has insisted it is doing all it can to raise awareness of the impending Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), despite more industry research suggesting businesses are still not informed enough.
Two-thirds of big businesses still in the dark about ESOS
Ed Davey may well believe that the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) will accelerate the UK's green growth, but a new survey has revealed that just 33% of big businesses are aware of the impending energy efficiency regulation.
Ed Davey: ESOS regulation will accelerate UK's green growth
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has fended off criticism of the Government's impending Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), insisting that a regulatory approach to improving the nation's energy efficiency is the right one.
Hurricane helps wind energy sector overtake nuclear
Wind power energy production in the UK overtook nuclear power-plants last week following Hurricane Gonzalo, prompting a major energy production milestone this quarter.
Edie explains: Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)
Improved energy efficiency could add £62bn to the UK economy according to a recent EU report, and ESOS is the UK Government's attempt to encourage best practice.
Energy Institute to provide first ESOS lead assessors
The Environment Agency has certified members of the energy professionals' body, the Energy Institute (EI), to conduct audits for companies looking to comply with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).
The edie Environmental Consultancy Report 2013/14
The consultants, their clients and winning the contract.
The performance of environmental consulting in the UK over the next few years looks promising. New investments in energy and transport infrastructure, combined with increasing requirements for energy/carbon reporting are creating new demand from public and private sector organisations for specialist environmental support services.