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

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