Environment Agency fines 33 companies for breaching climate change schemes

The fines cover the 2020/21 financial year for breaches of the EU Emissions Trading System, CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme and Fluorinated Greenhouse Gas scheme

RWE developing ‘world’s first’ amphibious crew transfer vessel for offshore wind farms

The innovative vessel can reach turbines stranded by rising sandbanks and has been designed to reach the turbines at the 60MW Scroby Sands Offshore Wind Farm

SECR – a new paradigm for sustainability data management

Good Data Management and Reporting Solutions Reduce Costs, Help to Manage Reputational Risk, and Create a Sustainable Culture of Change

UK consults on streamlined energy and carbon reporting

A reform package aimed at reducing administrative burdens and raising energy efficiency awareness has been published. The streamlined energy and carbon reporting consultation is seeking views on how to replace the reporting element of the Carbon Reduction Commitment, which will be abolished after the 2018/19 compliance year. That includes mandatory annual reporting and disclosure of […]

Six businesses hit with £41k CRC fines

A total of six businesses have been fined more than £41,000 this year for breaching their carbon reduction commitments (CRC). The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is a mandatory carbon emissions reduction initiative that applies to large organisations in the public and private sectors in the UK. That includes supermarkets, water firms, banks, local authorities and […]

Energy tax changes ‘will make firms more efficient’

Changes in the taxes regime will make businesses more energy efficient, according to Inenco’s More than Y report. David Cockshott, Sales and Marketing Director at Inenco said: “It gives suitable incentive to reduce energy consumption… The more you use the more you pay.” Mr Cockshott explained the changes will not cut taxes but make it […]

Should the UK scrap the CRC for businesses?

Plans to reform carbon reporting and the taxation regime for UK businesses have been unveiled. The Treasury has launched a consultation and set out proposals to simplify and move away from overlapping policies towards one where businesses would face just one tax and one reporting scheme. It is seeking responses from businesses, representative bodies and […]

Energy management expert joins EL2013 line-up

An energy management expert is joining the stellar line-up at the second Energy Live conference this November. Haydn Young is currently the Sustainability Programmes Director at GAIA Active Ltd – a firm which help businesses hit their sustainability goals by giving them energy reduction and environmental improvement programmes. He has coached fellow energy and environment […]

Is your company secretary on top of mandatory carbon reporting?

It’s a new rule which businesses working in the UK should ignore at their peril – and it kicks in today. From 1 October 2013, all UK incorporated companies legally have to include a report on their greenhouse gas emissions in their annual directors’ report. That means all UK companies listed on the main market […]

UK firms urged to register for CRC’s second phase

Businesses are being urged to register for the second phase of the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) or risk facing a huge penalty. The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is a mandatory carbon emissions reporting and pricing programme which covers UK organisations using more than 6,000MWh of electricity every year. STC Energy, a CRC service partner for […]