Monthly Archives: "July, 2017"

New Smart Meter Bill: Consumers Lose Out Yet Again!
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The Smart Meter Bill, contained within the Queen’s speech, purports to reinforce the requirement on suppliers to install a smart meter to all household and business energy meters by 2020. The new bill however introduces two changes: It extends the government’s powers to make changes to smart meter regulations by five years to ensure that the rollout is delivered effectively; and introduces a Special Administration Regime to ensure the continuing operation of the national smart meter service if a...

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Act Now – ESOS Phase 2 Compliance is a Win-Win Opportunity
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The second phase of the UK Government's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), which requires all large businesses to produce reports on energy use and efficiency every four years, is now underway. There had been some speculation that ESOS would be discontinued after the UK general election, having been placed under consideration by the previous Government’s 2015 energy efficiency tax landscape review. Brexit had also led businesses to question ESOS, as the scheme was brought in as part of the...

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Article 50 and Beyond: The Impact of Brexit on the Environment
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Since Article 50 was triggered and the UK's departure from the European Union (EU) officially commenced there has been significant political drama that has overshadowed the process. The Government has had little to say on green policies and the General Election did little to improve on that. There has been little publicity on the effect that Brexit will have Britain's green business community. The Prime Minister, Teresa May promised to get the right deal for every single person in this...

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