Agency takes action on ESOS breaches

The Environment Agency has taken enforcement action on more than 350 organisations that have failed to meet their obligations under the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

The scheme requires businesses to audit their energy use and covers all large businesses in the UK that employ at least 250 people, or have an annual turnover above £38.9 million and an annual balance sheet total above £33.4 million.

The deadline for submitting energy audits under the first round of the scheme was December 2015. The agency, which regulates ESOS, said that around 1,500 organisations did not submit data by this deadline. It has ...

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