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…
'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.’
On 24 November, BUFDG announced that they had received a formal notification from the Environment Agency that ‘they will only enforce application of the ESOS scheme for HEIs that self-declare as private sector and are sufficiently large to trigger qualification.’
On 27 July 2015, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs launched a consultation on a revised Waste Duty of Care Code of Practice. The Code has statutory force, and is designed to support section 34 of the Environment Protection Act 1990, which imposes a duty of care on any person that handles controlled waste.
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.
On 6 April 2014, the Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/880) came into force and amended the Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/3118).