Topics: Energy saving
A new Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) framework comes into effect from 1 April 2019, replacing the existing Carbon Reduction Commitment energy efficiency scheme. As part of the scheme, companies will need to report their UK energy use from electricity, gas and transport, and scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions on an annual basis. In addition, these companies will have to report their intensity ratio, which is a measure of the energy inefficiency within a company.
SSE has set stretching new targets for 2030 in a bid to tackle climate change and support global goals for sustainable development.
There’s a growing recognition among our customers that ‘being responsible’ can set organisations apart from the competition and help improve their reputations. It can make them more attractive to customers, procurers, supplier and investors as well as existing, and potential, employees.
Many of us will have entered the new year with a firm commitment to cut our costs and spend less money on the things we can control. As energy can be a relatively large overhead for many businesses, assessing and making small tweaks to the way you use it could translate into large savings. Whatever the size of your organisation, we have a range of solutions to help you make 2019 the year of saving money on your energy.
When we talk to our customers, one of their most common concerns is how to fit energy costs into their overall budget and plan for the long term.Planning energy costs can be a challenge. Demands on energy are unpredictable and can be affected by several variables. One factor is weather conditions – the unexpected cold snap from the ‘beast from the east’ in February 2018 saw demand rise, for instance. Equally, the busier your organisation is, the more energy you’re likely to use: more employees in the office means more computers on, as well as more regular use of printers, photocopiers, kettles and a host of other appliances. More energy intensive organisations might also vary their energy usage depending on product demand.
As we head into 2019, energy efficiency has never been more of a priority for many organisations we talk to. One way of becoming more energy efficient is to encourage your team to take action.
It’s that time of the year when many of us will be setting out our objectives for the year ahead. When it comes to energy, that should be no different.
SSE Business Energy has announced today the launch of their new Foresight online energy trading portal, supported by VuePoint Solutions’ Energy Risk VuePoint service.