Penalty proceedings against firms flouting Esos energy audits
Source: the energyst.com
The Environment Agency is launching civil enforcement proceedings against organisations that have failed to comply with Esos energy efficiency regulations.
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, part of EU law, mandates firms over a certain size or turnover to conduct an Esos energy audit.
Last year’s deadline saw thousands of firms fail to hit the deadline for compliance. The Environment Agency (EA) said it has gone through 2,800 of those organisations that said they would be late and issued around 50 enforcement notices.
Some 1,500 organisations that potentially fell under Esos legislation did not contact the Agency. The EA has subsequently told 500 of them that they do need to comply. To the remainder it has served 300 enforcement notices and says it will continue to serve more.
Approximately 1,000 firms told the Agency that they did not need to comply. The EA says “a number” of those organisations are wrong and they will be served enforcement notices.
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