Is ESOS the kick-starter to decarbonising your business?

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is nearing the end of its second compliance phase (Phase 2). On 5 December 2019, thousands of qualifying organisations in the UK are expected to have completed audits.

MPs to examine UK’s audit of domestic progress towards UN’s SDGs

The Environmental Audit Committee is inviting written evidence from stakeholders until 15th April 2019

Smart meter rollout to be reviewed

  The rollout of smart meters across millions of British households is to reviewed by the government spending watchdog. The National Audit Office (NAO) says it will investigate whether the planned £11 billion rollout will save customers money and look at whether the government is on track to achieve its target deadline of 2020. Some […]

How to recover the millions firms are due from suppliers

An energy consultancy recently highlighted the ‘missing millions’ owed to businesses due to utility billing errors, but have failed to mention a solution in order to tackle this. So how do you get your money back? Historic Audits Conducting a thorough, historic utility bill audit going back six years will enable businesses to claim back […]

Big business shows small firms advantages of green energy

Small businesses are being encouraged to switch to green energy after Google and Apple announced plans to reach a 100% renewable energy target as part of RE100. RE100 is a global collaborative initiative of 83 of the world’s most influential companies. As well as Google and Apple, its partners include IKEA, Adobe, and Diageo. All […]

Treasury’s Spending Review to be audited for environmental impact

The Treasury’s Spending Review is to be audited for its environmental impact. The Environmental Audit Committee has commissioned the National Audit Office (NAO) to look into how effective it is as a tool to meet environmental protection and sustainable development objectives. It will focus on whether the Spending Review takes into account the evidence on long term […]

MEPs propose mandatory audits for fracking projects

The European Parliament has proposed all new shale gas drilling projects must go through audits to check their environmental impact. That’s under a new amendment to existing EU legislation put forward yesterday which would close a potential loophole. Current rules cover natural gas projects which extract at least 500,000 cubic metres a day. However many […]

DONG CEO resigns amid payout inquiry

DONG Energy’s CEO Anders Eldrup stepped down from his role on Monday amid claims of an alleged abuse of power with some of the firm’s employees allegedly getting unusually large salaries. The Danish energy firm, which has several interests in wind farms around the UK and is partly owned by the Danish Government, said the […]