Category: Sustainable Energy

SOS Compliance - Pulse Business Energy

Enforcing ESOS: Beyond Fines

There is much speculation surrounding the fines the Environment Agency has threatened to impose on organisations found to be non-compliant with the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). Indeed, interesting debates continue to swirl, including those around whether or not the EA’s non-compliance fines are a fair approach, and whether or not the fines will actually […]

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Seizing All Opportunities – Tapping into the Full Range of Benefits of ESOS

Ever since the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) came into force in July 2014, organisations and energy consultancies have been making the case that participants should focus on the ‘O’ in ESOS – Opportunity. And opportunity has largely referred to the opportunity to save money. Countless articles, blogs, and webinars have highlighted the scheme’s potential […]

ESOS - Blessing or Burden - Pulse Business Energy

2 ways to view your ESOS assessment – which one will you choose?

One of the first questions I usually get when I sit down to talk with clients about ESOS (European Savings Opportunity Scheme) involves a completely different government scheme – the CRC energy efficiency scheme. It seems that any mention of new legislation like ESOS dredges up memories of the financial burden of the CRC. It […]

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Ask the Energy Broker: Will my electricity costs keep rising over the next 5 years?

This is a question we get asked a lot. The media like to latch onto this issue as a great opportunity for a negative news story, and their presumption is always yes. In reality however the answer is more complicated. Business and domestic users electricity users can gain better control of their energy costs and […]

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So what are FITs and RO?

Renewables Obligation (RO) is the main policy in place introduced by the government to support renewable electricity projects in the UK. It is designed to encourage licensed electricity suppliers to source a fraction of their electricity from a renewable source. Upon meeting the obligation, energy suppliers must present a Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC). ROCs are […]