Is Energy Efficiency going to be the next UK Government Policy?

UK energy efficiency’s movers and shakers meet at The Energy Management Exhibition (EMEX), the largest business focused event taking place this year from 11th – 12th November at ExCeL in London.

Speakers include the ESOS Project Manager from the Environment Agency, Deputy Director from HM Treasury, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for DECC and a renowned House of Lords energy expert. In addition, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is sponsoring an energy efficiency award.

EMEX is THE energy event for everyone wanting to reduce their organisation’s energy consumption. Rising energy bills represent a massive financial burden for businesses that can only be addressed by reducing demand and buying better tariffs. EMEX tackles this head on.

EMEX is the energy management show that connects all energy users with leading experts, policy makers, suppliers and technical solutions. This marketplace includes a free to attend conference programme that will help you control energy costs, gain industry insights, source innovations, share knowledge and stay up to date with the latest and upcoming legislative changes and how these are affecting businesses in the UK.

At 2.30pm on the 11th November, Jo Scully, ESOS Project Manager for the Environment Agency will lay out the importance of the ESOS compliance date in December and the plan for penalty enforcement in the Spring. Around 10,000 companies are yet to comply, make sure that you aren’t one of them.

At 1.50pm on the same day, you can hear Lord Bourne, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for DECC talk about the benefits of Business Energy Efficiency.

At 11.50 on the 12th, Nico Hislop, Deputy Director, Energy & Transport Tax from HM Treasury will present the Business Energy Efficiency Tax Review

At 12.30 on the same day, Lord Redesdale, CEO of the Energy Managers Association, will chair a session on achieving energy reduction through behaviour change – staff training.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is sponsoring an energy efficiency award at the show. The Secretary of State, Amber Rudd, and Lord Bourne want to ensure the Department and its policies support an economy in which British businesses can thrive, whilst ensuring we all take action to tackle the threat of climate change. Helping businesses manage their energy use and celebrating best practice must be at the heart of achieving these goals.

‘Where businesses are demonstrating leadership through action, the Government is delighted to celebrate best practice and help spread the message. We know it is not only Government policies which encourage businesses to act; knowing competitors are taking action and reaping the benefits of doing so can be a very powerful incentive’ said Lord Bourne.

That is why at this year’s conference, DECC has partnered with the Energy Managers Association to sponsor the “Energy Reduction Project through Organisational Behaviour Change of the Year” Award. The Award is a great opportunity for British businesses to boost their profile, celebrate success and demonstrate how they are using energy efficiency measures to drive a positive commercial impact.

Awards like this help to raise workforce awareness of the importance of energy management – we want businesses to embed it in their operational model.

EMEX is also an exhibition ranging from major utilities to brokers and consultants, equipment manufacturers to training companies. Whatever the size of your business there is opportunity to find out more about wise energy consumption. Participants include EDF Energy, Bouygues Energies & Services, Cofely GDF-Suez, npower, SSE Enterprise, Schneider Electrics, Utilitywise, Veolia, Atlas Copco, BM Trada, Carlo Gavazzi, Cenex, CIBSE, CIPS, Corona Energy, Cylon, EiBI, IES, Elmhurst Energy Services, Kelda Water Services, Green Energy Consulting, Measure My Energy, Savills, Sabien Technology, Waterscan and Wilson Power Solutions.

With such diverse solutions, knowledge and expertise on offer, it is not surprising that Coca-Cola, NHS, British Airways, Harrods, Hilton Worldwide, Boots, RBS, TATA, British Land, Ministry of Defence, AstraZeneca, Sodexo, Dixon Carphone, IBM, Bellrock, BAE Systems, Co-Operative Group, Ofgem, Network Rail, MITIE, CBRE, Whitbread, Mitchells and Butlers, British Telecom, House of Fraser and many county and city councils are already registered to attend.

Finally, the Energy Managers Association central networking area has been significantly enhanced to ensure that attendees can meet and exchange ideas and experiences with their peers in a very relaxed environment.

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