Businesses ‘should be given tax incentives to implement ESOS measures’

The government should look into a way of incentivising businesses to encourage them to implement the recommendations of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). That’s the view of Martyn Gilbert, Executive Energy Manager at BIU, who believes ESOS “still seems like an incomplete piece of legislation”. Businesses were required to comply to ESOS by the […]

Your views on ESOS could win you an iPad!

Now that the first compliance phase of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is complete, Utilitywise is keen to hear your views. Will you seize the opportunity to make energy efficiency improvements? Are you on the path to ISO 50001 compliance or just glad ESOS is out of the way until phase 2 in 2019? […]

Managing your business ‘waste-line’

Weighing up how much energy and water your business is using does wonders for your waste and is key to battling any future price bulges. WASTE WATCHERS GAIN £s No one gets healthy without a self-assessment first. You get on the scales, measure your waistline and work out the calories you have to burn to […]

ESOS: 3,000 firms haven’t notified Environment Agency

More than 3,000 companies eligible for the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) still haven’t notified the Environment Agency (EA) of their intent to comply. ESOS is a mandatory assessment scheme for large organisations in the UK, which includes audits of the energy used by their buildings, industrial processes and transport to identify savings. Jo Scully, […]

ESOS: Has your business complied?

The deadline day for businesses to notify the Environment Agency of their compliance with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) has passed. Around 10,000 large organisations had to submit their notifications by 5th December 2015. ESOS is a mandatory assessment scheme for large organisations in the UK, which includes audits of the energy used by […]

ESOS – The who, what and why?

  What is the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme? And does your business have to comply? Watch to find out.

Taking no ESOS action ‘is worst thing firms can do’

The worst thing businesses can do is take no action when it comes to the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). Sam Bailey, Resourcing Manager at energy consultancy BIU said “some action is needed” to show the Environment Agency they’re “taking steps and actively seeking somebody to prepare and report for them”. Under ESOS, large businesses […]

ESOS submission extended until January 2016

The Environment Agency has announced it won’t be taking any enforcement action for late notification of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) until the end of January next year. While the initial deadline – 5th December – set in the EU Energy Efficiency Directive cannot be amended, regulators are able to “waive or modify” enforcement […]

‘Time has run out for ESOS compliance’

Businesses that haven’t started their energy audits will “most certainly” miss the deadline which means they could end up paying thousands in fines. That’s the view of energy consultancy Inenco, which said it is not taking on any new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) compliance orders ahead of the 5th December deadline as “time has […]

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – ESOS – Altering the balance of lower energy prices?

Do lower energy and fuel prices make you use more of the commodities concerned? What behaviours are likely to result and what will help remedy the situation? How does regulation like ESOS factor into this? Some lessons from transport I’ve returned to the UK from the US West Coast and Canada having observed the impact […]