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Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting Guidance Document
01
Feb

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting – Reporting Guidelines

Summary Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) will apply to 11,900 “large” companies and Limited Liability Partnerships from 1st April 2019. These organisations will need to collect and report on a wide range of energy data in their accounts submitted to Companies House each year. Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting - Introduction This briefing looks at the implications resulting from the issue of the Environmental Reporting Guidelines including SECR on…

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Jean Lowes
21
Nov

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting – update

For the latest information go to Environmental Reporting Guidelines See what Jean-Francois Lowes has to say about the latest news on Steamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting requirements.  Jean is talking from EMEX after listening to Gary Shanahan Head of Business and Industrial Energy Efficiency, Tax and Reporting BEIS. //vimeo.com/302094504

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& unusual ways to reduce your carbon emissions
24
May

7 Unusual things that will reduce your organisations carbon emissions

7 Unusual things that will reduce your organisation's carbon emissions There are very few silver bullets when it comes to reducing an organisation’s carbon emissions.  Real long-term reductions will come with a number of initiatives that cumulatively make a difference. Here are seven to get you started. 1. Review your transport policy The most obvious one is to switch as many of your fleet to full electric vehicles.  Electric vehicles…

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Smart Home Device
24
Jan

Smart Home devices are not the answer to Emissions Reduction

AI (artificial intelligence) may be the hot topic in the technology debate, but “smart homes” technology may have a greater environmental impact.   Smart speakers, like Amazon’s Echo, can change the colour of light bulbs with just a few words.  Smart thermostats, will turn down the central heating when you go to bed.  Fridges that can tell you when you are running low on milk.  Door locks that recognise who goes…

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Electric car and electric solar charge point Electric SUV
14
Aug

Hybrid, plug-in Hybrid or All Electric SUV

Hybrid, plug-in Hybrid or All Electric SUV, which is the best option, a layman’s view We have been driving a Lexus 450h hybrid electric SUV for the past four years.  We are now looking to replace it with an at least partially electric SUV.  Why an SUV?  Well, carrying capacity is essential.  Not only because our family likes to go camping occasionally, but the transportation of quite bulky samples is…

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Tips for Business Travellers
26
May

Tips for Business Traveller

Tips for Business Travellers Traveling on business can be stressful and expensive, particularly for SME travellers. Here are some tips for business travellers to make life easier. The Daily Telegraph has published a couple of good articles that provide tips for business travellers. However, please be aware that they are sponsored stories. That said the information is worthwhile. We have added some thoughts of our own and a bit about our services. “Five…

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CDP Supplier Information Request
12
May

CDP Supplier Information Request

CDP Supplier Information Request. Certain large companies require their suppliers to complete a comprehensive and detailed questionnaire covering their climate change risk, greenhouse gas emissions and emissions reduction initiatives, the CDP Supplier Information Request. These questionnaires, are required to be completed each year and are scored. Failure to complete the questionnaire or failure to reach a certain minimum score may result in deterioration in the relationship with that customer. Who…

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UK Mandatory Carbon Reporting
25
Apr

UK Mandatory Carbon Reporting

UK mandatory carbon reporting. Certain UK organisations are required to report their carbon emissions in their annual report each year - UK mandatory carbon reporting. This requirement is likely to be extended to all large companies in the near future. Who has to comply? Companies that are UK incorporated and quoted on: The UKLA (UK Listing Authority e.g. the London Stock exchange) Is officially listed in any EEA state Is…

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