Environmental

An unexpected upside for post Brexit UK!

On the 16th October I was given an opportunity to share a stage in Oxford with Cllr Tom Hayes, Cabinet Member for Zero Carbon Oxford at Oxford City and Dominic Humphreys, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) lead on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES). The event, organised by Oxfordshire Greentech and Oxford City …

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Countdown to ESOS – 100 days

We are now under 100 days away from the deadline of the second phase for ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme) which is the 5th December 2019. This means that qualifying companies are required to register their ESOS status and certification with the government by 5th December 2019. Failure to complete your ESOS assessment could result …

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England at risk of Running Dry – Our five tips to reduce water wastage

On the 25th of July the UK saw the hottest temperature on record. With the trend of increasing temperatures, Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency announced the UK risks running out of water within 25 years. He puts this down to wasteful consumer habits and a shortage of reservoirs. “We won’t have …

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SECR – What is it, and how can you prepare?

  Another ‘catchy’ acronym but what does it mean? The financial year ending 31st March 2019 saw the final year of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), which has been replaced by Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR). SECR is a Government scheme which aims to further incentivise energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions. Annual …

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Government Emissions Targets – Realistic?

In the same week, both the Conservative government and the Labour shadow Cabinet have announced plans for net-zero carbon emissions targets – though with considerably different deadlines. In May, we predicted an update to the target when we answered our featured “Ask Our Experts” question. Whilst Theresa May announced a proposal for a 2050 target (amending …

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