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General Election 2017 – Effective Policies to Tackle Climate Change or Just Hot Air? By Melanie Kendall-Reid

It is decision time! The General Election will take place tomorrow, Thursday 8th June 2017. In Theresa May’s speech announcing this, she referred to the “political game-playing” of other parties in Parliament and the House of Lords, which was causing difficulty with the groundwork for Brexit and weakening the UK’s negotiation power with the EU. May also raised concerns that the alternative, a general election in 2020, would mean party political clashes coinciding with...

Position: Energy Market Negotiator

We are looking for a driven, organised and assertive individual. You will be responsible for: • Analysis of energy data using a bespoke computer system; • Creation of bid documents; • Solicitation and evaluation of competitive bids; • The review and validation of contract terms and conditions; • Supplier negotiations; • Formulation of purchasing strategies; • Resolution of contractual queries. You must be able to demonstrate the...

Energy soon-to-be a boardroom priority - By Arthur Beattie

Since the markets experienced full deregulation in the early nineties, we have witnessed periods of extreme pricing volatility, followed by long periods of stability. During that time, energy management as an agenda item has been in and out of the boardroom more times than Alan Sugar. Having had the privilege of working in the energy industry for over 20 years, I have seen the winds of change blow in every direction and then back again. We have witnessed the introduction of the New...

Drop-In Clinic: MEES - Learn how to get the most out of your EPC

Meet the Carbon2018 Tech Team Carbon2018 is hosting a series of complimentary drop-in clinics to tackle any pressing energy challenges impacting the property sector. Top of most people’s agenda is the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard being enforced in April 2018. Perhaps you have a burning question on the recently released guidelines or would like to discuss how to get the most out of your EPC. Other topics open to discussion could be: • Obligations of landlords as...

ESOS Compliance Phase 2: Get ahead of the game

Phase the costs of compliance and reap the rewards through energy savings Under the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) large UK organisations (defined as businesses employing more than 250 staff or with a turnover greater than €50 million/ annual balance sheet exceeding €43 million) are obligated to carry out ESOS energy audits every 4 years. We are now in phase 2 of the scheme which runs from 6th December 2015 to 5th December 2019. The Environment Agency highly...

We Spoke, They Listened! The Non-Domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards Guidance is Published

Today (23rd February 2017) the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published the guidance for landlords and enforcement authorities on the minimum level of energy efficiency required to let non-domestic property under the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015. This long awaited guidance details the standards against which compliance of the minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) will be measured and gives clarity to the...

BREAKING NEWS: The MEES guidelines have been published

We are pleased to let you know that this morning BEIS published its guidance document to landlords, and others with an interest in the non-domestic rental sector, on compliance with the minimum energy efficiency standard, as set out in the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property)(England and Wales) Regulations 2015. We are currently reviewing the document and will be publishing our thoughts today. We will keep you posted.