COP25 vs COP26: What’s next for global climate change action?

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With the countdown on to the COP26 Summit takes place in Glasgow, it is expected that all eyes will be on the nations at the Summit to progress with negotiations and set ambitious, achievable targets to tackle climate change. Now two years on from the last event, will this year’s summit achieve what COP25 could

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Stepping up to net zero before it’s too late

Stepping up to net zero before it's too late

As pressure mounts on UK businesses to be working towards the Government’s net zero target, now is the time for them to address how a net zero strategy can become part of their purpose. Whilst 2050 seems like a long way off, mitigating climate change, improving climate resilience, and protecting our planet for the future

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What are the Energy Performance of Building Regulations (EPBR)?

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In 2002 the EU Directive on the energy performance of buildings was introduced. The notion was to make people aware of the impact of climate change and reduce the energy consumption of buildings and carbon emissions. The principle behind the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations (EPBR) is to make the energy efficiency of a building

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Climate Change Levy. It’s coming for you….

Climate Change Levy

You may have been fortunate, falling under the radar for all sorts of environmental legislation, to have never had to learn the acronyms CRC, ESOS, DEC, GHG. However, this next one is one you will have to learn. CCL – the Climate Change Levy is coming for you, it’s coming for everyone. CCL has been

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Greenhouse Gas Reporting – Have you really made a difference?

Greenhouse Gas Reporting – Have you really made a difference?

If you have regularly been monitoring and reporting on the greenhouse gas emissions of your organisation over the past few years; chances are you’ve seen a reduction. Which is great. But do you really know what has caused this change? Have you looked deeper at the underlying information to work out where this has come

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Shaping the Future of Heat in Non-Domestic Buildings

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The UK Government has a variety of strategies in place in order to help us meet our targets for reducing greenhouse gases including promoting Heat Networks, incentivising renewable heating and supporting energy efficiency. Now, they are looking for your views to help develop and support the future for heat in non-domestic buildings. Recognising that those

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What’s new for CRC Phase 2?

Trend Analysis and Exception Reporting

What’s new for CRC Phase 2? Henry Dougherty Energy Consultant Summarising the simplification for Phase 2 of the CRC There are new rules for phase 2 of the CRC – covering the period 2014-19 (following on from transitional rules for  2012-2014). The good news, and the bad news… Welcome simplifications for phase 2 include: Only

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The Carbon Footprint Reporting Challenge

  What is a carbon footprint for? Well, first and foremost it is actually for giving a total amount of emissions associated within any organisation over one year. Who is likely to need carbon footprint reports? Local authorities are required to produce a local authority Greenhouse Gas Report. Or, any organisation that wants to produce a

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