Should ESOS cover the public sector?

Should ESOS cover the public sector?

A new report suggests that the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) should cover a wider range of businesses.

According to a new report published by Policy Exchange, the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) should be extended to cover public sector institutions where the potential energy saving is large and cost effective. (To read the report, click here.)

Energy and Environment Research Fellow, Joshua Burke, who wrote the report said:

“Improving energy efficiency is amongst the easiest and cheapest ways to decarbonise our energy system. Businesses and public sector organisations spend the equivalent of nearly 5% of GDP (£22bn) on energy every year but too many organisations still aren’t investing enough in energy efficiency. It needs to be seen as a major strategic investment which is both good for the environment and good for profitability.”

Currently ESOS only applies to large undertakings and groups containing large undertakings in the UK. If your undertaking employs 250 or more people and/or has an annual takeover of 50 million euros, then you must comply with ESOS.

The next compliance date is 5 December 2019 – get ahead of the game and start complying now!

Compliance365 can help your organisation to comply with ESOS. Our Energy Assessors are fully qualified to provide a cost-effective solution to ESOS compliance, based on your businesses requirements. To find out more information on ESOS and why you should comply click here.

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