We’ll Save you Double your Fee!

WOULD YOU LIKE an in-house energy manager for a year, significantly reducing your utility cost by up to a quarter?  Our trained and experienced energy professionals guarantee to save you at least twice our very reasonable fee in the first year or your money back.

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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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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.

Renewable energy system saves £thousands!

This faith community reached its full year target for generating solar power from new panels on its roof three months early and saved thousands of pounds, thanks to PASCHALi Greener Working Solutions. The consultant had just a few weeks to advise on how to create renewable solar energy, and get the system installed on tight deadlines just as Government tariffs changed!

The aim was to reduce energy consumption for this community building serving 350 families, advising on which renewable energy options would be most efficient. PASCHALi helped select the best solution available, guiding and advising regarding a maze of products, contractors and planning regulations. The Board opted for a 10kWp solar PV panel installation on the roof, with Protech Solar Systems as the chosen contractor.

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Free, impartial advice to cut your business costs

PASCHALi can give you Free, impartial advice to cut business costs, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). PASCHALi is now seeking just 9 more firms or organisations to take part, absolutely free and discover the best options to improve their premises and working practices. And PASCHALi is one of only a handful of expert companies carrying out the assessments in the region with CO2 Sense, the not-for-profit low carbon expert company. Call us on freephone 0845 505 0255 to find out if you are eligible.

Free environmental audit saves £2,970 and cuts bills by a quarter

Boxer warehouse landscapeMAY WE TELL YOU ABOUT BOXER gift manufacturer – who is saving thousands of pounds on their energy and waste bills? The free grant scheme they’ve enjoyed offers bespoke, expert engineering advice to slash costs – funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF.) This design-manufacturer of fun gifts is also a distributor across the UK and Ireland. When we met them, their premises had single glazed windows and the boiler was old and not fit for purpose. Recent utility bills were £12,650, with a consumption of 206,170 kWh.

Call us on freephone 0845 505 0255 to find out if you’re eligible to apply for a fully funded audit to start your business saving money.
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