Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme is causing significant “business concern”

The Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA), together with 150 energy and sustainability professionals, have recently issued an official consultation response to the Government’s proposed Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), claiming that the increasing introduction and overlap of energy and carbon reduction schemes is “causing business concern”.

The report acknowledges the value of energy audits especially for those new to energy management, but also expresses some clear and well-argumented concerns regarding further regulation, issued by many professionals within businesses already reporting on greenhouse gases (GHGs), within the CRC or other compliance schemes.

Policy and practice lead at IEMA, Nick Blyth, said: “The new ESOS proposals are being introduced into what is already a very busy policy landscape. Our response clearly states that we do not wish to see any important policy drivers lost without adequate replacement.

“However many practitioners do now want to see a more streamlined and complimentary policy suite, underpinned by effective long-term fiscal drivers such as a carbon tax equitably applied, addressing competitiveness concerns and which supports action by providing investment certainty and confidence,” added Blyth.

Companies who’re quite worried about the increasingly adverse effect energy policies and prices have on their bottom lines should also seriously consider the implementation of an efficient Building Energy Management System.

Building Energy Management Systems are capable of delivering extensive monitoring and control options, compared to basic controls. They typically employ data from a variety of sources (boiler flow and return sensors, internal and external temperature sensors, occupancy sensors, humidity sensors, etc.), and enable the perfect optimization of a building’s boiler-based central heating system.

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