Is the City sleepwalking to energy audit shock?

A government rule forcing large companies to get an energy audit or face up to £90,000 in fines could catch as many as 14,000 firms – including many in the financial sector. Industry estimates previously pegged the number at 10,000, while the Department of Energy and Climate Change has a more conservative expectation of 7,400. […]

Finally! List of energy assessors let out for ESOS

Government will be hoping 13 is a lucky number for some. The list of which organisations can run energy audits for businesses under the mandatory ESOS scheme was unveiled by the Environment Agency on Friday without fanfare – and there are 13 approved registers of these Lead Assessors. These registers will eventually hold details of […]

Is it SOS time for ESOS energy audits?

Are businesses aware of the new mandatory energy audit rule which big earners must comply with? ELN’s straw poll of the business community at the Energy Event suggests there’s some way to go before everyone gets it.

Wonder what ESOS is? Guide to energy efficiency law launches

Scratching your head as to why the four letters ESOS keep popping up in your inbox or news feed? A new guide explaining what it is has been launched by the Energy Institute. The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is the UK Government’s way of falling in line with Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, which […]

‘Senior execs should be forced to sign off energy audits’

Senior executives should be forced to sign off energy audits for their companies to raise awareness about energy efficiency. That’s the conclusion of new research which looks at how to persuade more businesses to boost the energy efficiency of their buildings. It points to the need for senior execs to “buy-in” to energy saving in […]

Livingston FC kicks off deal with energy firm

Livingston Football Club has picked an energy company as its main sponsor with the aim of turning the ground into “one of the most energy efficient” in the country. Energy Assets Group, an independent provider of gas metering services to the UK industrial and commercial sector, will feature its brand on the club playing strip […]

Firms without green measures miss out on business deals

Small firms could be missing out on new business deals by not implementing green measures. That’s according to an energy advisory firm, which claims using an ‘Energy Audit’ could help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) cut electricity, gas and water consumption as well as save them money. It also helps firms prioritise energy saving projects […]