November’s roundup: SECR, Scope 3 emissions and NABERS UK

Welcome to the latest roundup of news and news and advice from BiU’s Energy Advice Hub.

It’s been a busy month for low carbon news, notably the launch of the government’s Ten Point Plan which has been applauded by some, and criticised by many. You can read all about it below, as well as the usual compliance advice, including how to avoid SECR mistakes and the business benefits of Scope 3 reporting.

Our full roundup of stories is here – and if you need advice on your company’s low carbon challenges, get in touch.


NABERS UK: the new energy rating scheme for UK offices

November saw the launch of a new UK rating scheme to help building owners to accurately target, measure and communicate the energy performance of office buildings.

ESOS enforcement: EA offers struggling firms more time to comply

The EA says it has so far handed out 470 enforcement notices for failure to comply with ESOS – but will consider a time extension for firms struggling to comply.


The Ten Point Plan: does it meet the scale of the climate emergency?

The government launched its Ten Point Plan for a “green industrial revolution” this month – to a mixed reaction.

10 ways reporting on value chain emissions can benefit your business

Many businesses are going beyond the legal minimum to report on Scope 3 emissions. We’ve outlined the business benefits.


The 5 most common SECR reporting mistakes

We’ve been helping many businesses comply with Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting. Here we share some tips on how to avoid the most common oversights.

Mandatory climate risk reporting is on the way

Climate risk reporting aligned with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) will be fully mandatory across the economy by 2025.


The government is committed to supporting nuclear…. so what’s the problem?

The government is committed to supporting new nuclear, but there are obstacles to overcome. We’ve highlighted 5 challenges that need to be addressed.


Further reading: net zero

Climate risk reporting and milestones to net zero - our energy news round up
Climate risk reporting and milestones to net zero – our energy news round up

The latest insights on climate change and net zero, as well as a short guide to climate risk reporting, or TFCD; which will soon become mandatory for some organisations.

BiU, powers it’s way to a Best Mid-Sized Company to Work for and top 10 Consultants to Work for
BiU powers it’s way to a Best Mid-Sized Company to Work for and top 10 Consultants to Work for

Best Companies, the UK’s standard in workplace engagement has ranked BiU, energy optimisation consultants, as the 51st Best Medium Sized Company to Work for across the UK, moving up the ranks from l…

Renewable electricity growth powers through the pandemic
Renewable electricity growth powers through the pandemic

Renewable electricity grew at its fastest rate last year with solar and wind power set to become the new normal going forward, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency.