The UK is one of the countries ahead of the game in transposing Article 8 of the European Energy Efficiency Directive into concrete policy – in the form of ESOS. But companies that have operations across the continent will struggle to know how to comply with Article 8, with only six months to the deadline.
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is the latest in a line of energy efficiency initiatives targeted at UK businesses. Aimed at similar sized organisations that were affected by the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme, ESOS is a different beast altogether. The UK’s interpretation of part of a European Directive, the aim of ESOS is for organisations to get a handle on their energy use through auditing – but there is no requirement for them to act on this information.
First published in Energy World June 2015