Organisations have been urged to plan ahead and measure their energy use to comply with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).
Under ESOS, eligible organisations have to complete their compliance with Phase 2 by December 2019.
Total energy use has to be measured over a 12 month period to include the qualification date of December 31st this year.
Eligible organisations include any UK company that employs 250 or more people or has an annual turnover in excess of EUR50 million and an annual balance sheet total of more than EUR43 million.
According to the Carbon Trust, just 16% of organisations inspected for Phase 1 complied with the requirements which include conducting an audit to identify potential cost-effective energy saving opportunities and reporting compliance to the regulator – the Environment Agency in England, SEPA in Scotland and NRW in Wales.
A total of 75% of organisations in Phase 1 needed to conduct remedial actions to achieve compliance and 5% were non-compliant and facing fines and a further 500 organisations did not engage with the organisation with 300 civil penalty proceedings already lodged.
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