Environment Agency publishes list of non-compliant CRC participants

On 4 November 2016, the Environment Agency published a list of participants in the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme that had not fully complied with their obligations under the Scheme, together with a note of the civil penalty levied. Further information about CRC enforcement can be found in Annex 4 of the Environment Agency’s Enforcement and Sanctions Guidance. Read Full Article…

Environment Agency’s ESOS guidance updated

'Public bodies are excluded from the scope of ESOS. However public body status in the HEI sector does not universally apply. This reflects different funding levels from public and private sources. ESOS has been implemented on the basis that it applies to HEIs that self-declare as private sector and are sufficiently large to trigger ESOS qualification.’

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Does the ESOS regime apply to an HEI?

The Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) was introduced by the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Regulations 2014 (‘the Regulations’), which implement Article 8(4) of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive 2012. ESOS requires ‘large’ companies and non-public sector bodies to carry out a range of energy assessments, including energy audits, in order to identify where energy saving efficiencies can be made.

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