PASCHALi panel at Leeds & London ESTA events

As part of our continued support to business, PASCHALi will be on the panel of experts at upcoming ESTA (the Energy Services and Technology Association) events.

The day will focus on key themes including, understanding, managing and reducing energy consumption across your business.

Barry Paschali will be at the Royal Armouries in LEEDS on the 19th June

… And also at Church House, Westminster, LONDON on the 26th of June.

The sessions are split between presentations and discussion panels ensuring you get all the information you need from peers, energy specialists and government policy makers alike.

For more information and to register please visit:

http://www.esta.org.uk/EVENTS/2014_06_UMR_events/2014_UMR_Events.php

PASCHALi at Eco-Fair – Elland Road Stadium, Leeds, 22nd May 2014

Eco-Fair is an annual environmental expo which takes place in Yorkshire. Now in its fifth year, the 2014 event is expected to attract over 1,000 visitors.

This is PASCHALi’s third year at Eco-Fair, and as always we expect to meet a whole variety of businesses to give them specialist advice on reducing energy consumption and associated costs.

Eco-Fair’s goals are simple. To inspire businesses to change and to help them find green business solutions to everyday problems. Speaker programme and exhibitors are chosen to provide support on four key topics: energy saving, waste reduction, greener transport and motivating change.

To see more about PASCHALi click here.

To see more about Eco-Fair click here.

 

 

Mandatory Carbon (GHG) Reporting Rules for Listed Companies

PASCHALi considers the implications of the government’s new greenhouse gas reporting rules for listed companies

Soon to be released new regulations that fall under the Companies Act 2006 (Strategic and Directors’ Reports) Regulations 2013 will mean that all businesses listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange will be required to report their annual emissions in their directors’ report.

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Half price Consultancy Fees through MAS!

The Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) is halving our consultancy costs so we can help reduce your energy bills.
PASCHALi is seeking manufacturing organisations who want to reduce their energy consumption and spend.   We can identify the best options to improve your premises and working practices. PASCHALi is one of only a handful of energy experts working with MAS  – and we guarantee to find you thousands of pounds worth of savings on your energy, waste and water bills.

Our audit process is rapid and effective,  with very low effort for you … and currently half price!

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Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) here to stay or all change again!?

The Government has confirmed it is significantly changing around 46 aspects of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme. It has promised to thoroughly review the effectiveness of the CRC again in three years’ time.  Crucially, all existing and potential participants will need still to register from April 2013 for Phase 2.
The Environment Agency is continuing to conduct its compliance audits and non-compliance is being identified in between a third to half of cases!

The following will be implemented in time for this year’s submission:

  • CRC allowances will be £12 per tonne of carbon dioxide (tCO2) in 2013/2014 rising to £16/tCO2 the following year. After that prices will rise in line with the Retail Price Index
  • only two fuels will need to be reported – gas used for heating and electricity
  • 100% of fuel will now need to be reported but there will be a 2% threshold, so organisations using a small amount of gas for heating don’t need to report it
  • there are to be restrictions regarding when and how Electricity Generating Credits (EGCs) can be used
  • the deadline for surrender of allowances (not purchasing!) will be extended to the end of October to allow more time to complete the sale process
  • the performance league table is being abolished but emissions data will still be published
  • some domestic electricity and gas supplies are now excluded

From March 2014 all the remaining proposals will be implemented including these amendments:

  • responsibility for compliance with CRC will transfer from the landlord to the tenant if there is a 30 year lease or longer
  • state funded schools will be exempt
  • trusts will be treated differently
  • unmetered supplies will now be included

The Government estimates that changes to the CRC will save approximately £272 million for participants; but those who have already jumped through all the hoops are arguing they would rather stick with the devil they know!

Updated guidance on Phases 1 and 2 of CRC is expected end of February/early March 2013.

If you have views on the CRC changes, why not let us know?  We’ll report them back in our blog in the future.

PASCHALi has advised companies such as the Royal Mail and Regus offices on their CRC obligations.  We can help you with the latest round of changes and also advise on low cost ways to significantly reduce your energy spend and corresponding CRC charges.  If you want to know how an expert consultant can support your in-house resource, saving you time, cost and potential mistakes, read more here.

Energy savings of 62% for Grade II listed building

“With PASCHALi’s help we have been able to identify and implement cost savings which far outweighed the initial capital.” Katherine Hutt, Finance Manager, Swarthmore.
ONE OF THE BEST facilities for arts education in West Yorkshire, the Swarthmore Education Centre, offers professional qualifications in therapeutic counselling, life-drawing, pottery, jewellery, stained glass and sculpture courses, maths, English and I.T for people with learning disabilities, those seeking to develop their skills or looking for employment, families, children and the region’s wider population,
The centre is a charity, which operates out of a Grade II listed building made up of six four-storey houses in the centre of Leeds. As part of a grant application for a new roof, PASCHALi was appointed to carry out an energy audit. We identified energy saving opportunities of circa 62% with a significant amount of these realised with very little outlay – pretty much instantaneously!

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12 Green days of Christmas

On green day 1 of Christmas my consultant sent to me
20% off the cost of energy (and other utilities!)

On green day 2 of Christmas my consultant sent to me
Two solar systems (PV and Thermal) and 20% off the cost of energy

On green day 3 of Christmas my consultant sent to me
Three car-shares, Two solar systems and 20% off the cost of energy

On green day 4 of Christmas my consultant sent to me
Four switched off computers, Three car-shares
Two solar systems and 20% off the cost of energy

On green day 5 of Christmas my consultant sent to me
Five smart energy meters,
Four switched off computers, Three car-shares
Two solar systems and 20% off the cost of energy

 

On green day 6 of Christmas my consultant sent to me
Six unplugged phone chargers, Five smart energy meters
Four switched off computers, Three car-shares
Two solar systems and 20% off the cost of energy.

On green day 7 of Christmas my consultant sent to me
Seven (thousand) CRC Energy Saving Scheme Allowances
Six unplugged phone chargers, Five smart energy meters
Four switched off computers, Three car-shares
Two solar systems and 20% off the cost of energy

On green day 8 of Christmas my consultant sent to me
Eight pallets of biomass wood pellets
Seven (thousand) CRC Energy Saving Scheme Allowances
Six unplugged phone chargers, Five smart energy meters
Four switched off computers, Three car-shares
Two solar systems and 20% off the cost of energy

On green day 9 of Christmas my consultant sent to me
Nine recycling bins, Eight pallets of biomass wood pellets
Seven (thousand) CRC Energy Saving Scheme Allowances
Six unplugged phone chargers, Five smart energy meters
Four switched off computers, Three car-shares
Two solar systems and 20% off the cost of energy

On green day 10 of Christmas my consultant sent to me
Ten Greener Working Champions
Nine recycling bins, Eight pallets of biomass wood pellets
Seven (thousand) CRC Energy Saving Scheme Allowances
Six unplugged phone chargers, Five smart energy meters
Four switched off computers, Three car-shares
Two solar systems and 20% off the cost of energy

On green day 11 of Christmas my consultant sent to me
Eleven types of LED light fitting
Ten Greener Working Champions, Nine recycling bins
Eight pallets of biomass wood pellets
Seven (thousand) CRC Energy Saving Scheme Allowances
Six unplugged phone chargers, Five smart energy meters
Four switched off computers, Three car-shares
Two solar systems and 20% off the cost of energy

On green day 12 of Christmas my consultant sent to me
A Twelve month report of GHG emissions
Eleven types of LED light fitting, Ten Greener Working Champions
Nine recycling bins, Eight pallets of biomass wood pellets
Seven (thousand) CRC Energy Saving Scheme Allowances
Six unplugged phone chargers, Five smart energy meters
Four switched off computers, Three car-shares
Two solar systems and 20% off the cost of energy.

Confused or overwhelmed?  Our experts can make it simple. PASCHALi wishes you a happy Christmas
To save money, lower your carbon footprint and ensure accurate and efficient legislative reporting, pick up the phone for Greener Working Solutions. Barry Paschali or Jared King will be delighted to help on:
 0845 505 0255

or visit our website for more information.