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UK Businesses Lag as ESOS Deadline Approaches

great_britainBusinesses in the United Kingdom have a lot of work to do if they are going to meet the Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) that takes effect on December 5, according to BusinessGreen.

At the behest of a Freedom of Information request from Veolia, a waste and water company, the Environment Agency reported that only 150 of the estimated 10,000 companies that will fall under the rules now are in compliance. Companies with more than 250 employees, £40m in “annual turnover” or a balance sheet of more than £34m must participate. Under the plan, which is part of the European Union’s Energy Efficiency Directive, companies of this size are required to file an energy audit every four years, with the first due on Dec. 5.

The story says that experts doubt that there are not enough consultants available to handle a last minute rush.

Rawle Gammon and Baker Holdings Ltd. – RGB – is one company that already is compliant. The multi-site firm used IU Energy to help it comply with the rules, according to The Plymuoth Herald. The firms conducted site audits of its buildings and vehicles. The data from those audits was used to complete required paperwork.

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