Over 7000 UK businesses are being encouraged to meet the challenge
of the Government's new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme
(ESOS) and reap the benefits offered by removing sources of energy
waste. ESOS will require large enterprises to undertake energy
audits to review how energy is used on-site and in transport.
Energy systems provider Energys Group points out that the scheme
offers opportunities to offset the cost of compliance. And energy
reduction specialist NIFES, through its information hub at www.esos.uk.com,
says that ESOS should not be treated like just another carbon
tax, but as an opportunity to make financial savings by taking
swift, targeted action.
The Carbon Trust, meanwhile, believes ESOS could bring total
energy savings two or three times higher than the Government's £300m
estimate if businesses act quickly. For more details see our
top news item below.
large businesses urged to benefit from ESOS scheme
The Carbon Trust is urging large UK businesses to employ energy
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films can bring reduced building energy costs
Llumar energy saving window films can improve glazing performance
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distribution units an aid to data centre energy efficiency
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manager improves energy use from renewables systems
Nedap's intelligent battery manager connects to any inverter
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projects drive down steelworks energy use
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making their mark in energy storage applications
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from hybrid vehicles to energy harvesting. More?