Innovative Energy Consultancy Ltd
Innovative Energy Consultancy Ltd

Year: 2013

New guidance on business resilience to climate change

The Environment Agency says businesses should act now to prepare for the effects of climate change.  The organisation has developed information and guidance to help businesses ‘increase resilience to extreme weather and a changing climate’.   New tools include: The ‘Be Climate Ready’ leaflet, aimed at small and medium-sized...

The IEC energy industry jargon buster

Do you know your CCA from your CERT?  In the fast-paced world of energy management you could be forgiven for not knowing what the latest acronyms mean.  Here’s our guide to the terms you’re likely to hear most often.   CCL    Climate Change LevyThe Climate Change Levy is the...

Maintaining momentum with your energy efficiency programme

Why senior management buy-in is critical Whether you’re an energy intensive manufacturer, or a shopkeeper with heating and lighting bills, energy costs are likely to be a significant portion of your annual budget.   Understandably, it’s often the case that energy efficiency gets prioritised only when the supply contract...

EEF urges government to tackle business energy costs

The manufacturers’ organisation EEF has called on Chancellor George Osborne to do more to tackle rising business energy bills. In a report by Energy Live News, EEF’s Chief Executive Terry Scuoler said: “The Chancellor’s top priority must be action on business energy costs. These are rising faster than our...

How to reduce your business heating bills

The onset of autumn means you’ve probably already turned turn up the heating in your business premises. However, the cost of energy means that heating bills can be a significant burden.  Although you can’t escape higher heating costs in winter there are things you can do to minimise the...

Extra rewards for energy saving businesses

Energy Secretary Ed Davey has set out how businesses may be able to receive extra financial incentives for reducing the amount of electricity they use.  The scheme, due to launch as a 24-month pilot in the spring of next year, aims to help reduce demand for energy.  According to...

Are you eligible for an energy tax rebate?

Are you eligible for a rebate on your energy tax? The relevant Trade Sectors are now open to new applications from companies that could be eligible for a rebate under the Climate Change Levy Agreement (CCA).  The qualification criteria has been extended which is likely to allow new organisations...

Carbon tax could add 10% to energy bills, report says

The UK’s tax on carbon could add 10% to energy bills, analysts at investment bank Macquarie believe. Energy Live News reported that an equities research report by the bank suggests that from an “environmental, economic and taxation point of view” it is “counterproductive” and “therefore unsustainable”. The carbon price...