26 Jun '14, 12pm

Government responds to its Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme consultation | UK Green Building Council

Government responds to its Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme consultation | UK Green Building Council

The scheme, which will require all large (non-SME) organisations in the UK to undertake audits of their energy by 5 December 2015 (and every 4 years after), is the Government’s response to Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED). The Directive requires all EU Member States to introduce a programme of regular energy audits for ‘large enterprises’. Richard Griffiths, Policy and Campaigns Consultant at the UK Green Building Council, said: “It’s great to finally have the Government’s response to the ESOS consultation. DECC officials have obviously done a great deal to account for industry concerns in their proposals for the scheme, especially in trying to ensure that it goes with the grain of existing policies. While we feel it could have been stronger in places – particularly in the light of its lack of a requirement for participants to enact any of the opportun...

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