Energy reduction is a priority action area at the top of the IEMA GHG Management hierarchy, essential in helping to achieve and sustain carbon reductions and zero-carbon transition. Energy and associated impacts, often form key environmental aspects within Environmental Management Systems. Issues also extend to challenges such as fuel poverty and security of supply.
One of the world’s leading climate physicists has again called for new regulation forcing the fossil fuel industry to carry out large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS).
Around three-quarters of UK adults are currently worried about climate change, making it the joint most concerning issue in the country, a survey by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently consulted on proposals to strengthen and improve the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), and has published its response and decisions.
The new UK prime minister Liz Truss has announced that household energy bills will be frozen at an average of £2,500 a year for two years during the cost-of-living crisis.