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  • In this session, we’ll be joined by representatives from Hewlett-Packard (HP), IKEA, and Owens Corning to discuss their organizations’ commitment to renewable and clean energy technologies. They’ll discuss how these technologies are helping them to improve their overall energy and sustainability programs, and how they achieved internal buy-in to pursue these alternative energy programs. Join us on Oct 8 at 2pm EDT.
  • Global energy demand is rising primarily as a result of population and economic growth in the emerging economies. Meeting this growing demand places increasing stress on limited fresh water resources as electricity production uses large amounts of water. This has repercussions for other water consumers in the agricultural, industrial and domestic sectors. Climate change could exacerbate the situation. This webinar examines the availability of fresh water for power generation, in particular for coal-fired power plants. It shows where the water stressed areas are in the world today and the demand for power. Global water and energy demand are discussed, and the water requirements of different power generation technologies. Some technologies that use less water, for example, dry-cooled power plants, operate at a lower efficiency. Finally, water availability and management in China and the USA, with reference to their energy production and policies are compared.
  • Join Mark Rittmayer, Cloud and Data Center Expert, as he explores the integrated Data Centers of the future.
  • With renewable electricity now attracting a premium, why should businesses pay more for it? Join our webinar to learn about how to report lower carbon emissions and demonstrate your environmental commitments by opting for a renewable supply. Our sustainability experts will explain GreenHouse Gas Protocol Scope 2 carbon reporting which enables you to report the emissions of your specific tariff – making it crucial to know where your renewable electricity comes from. We will also talk about measures being introduced to improve transparency around renewables and associated carbon emissions, to make it easier for businesses to buy renewable electricity and know they are getting the full benefits from their choices.
  • The latest government consultation on energy efficiency taxes is now open: Treasury, BIS (Department for Business Innovation & Skills) and DECC (Department of Energy & Climate Change) are working together to consult on and review the existing energy efficiency tax framework, which could streamline taxes and reduce the administrative burden on businesses.

    The government plans – ‘Reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape’ – is aiming to simplify energy tax and reporting schemes, and improve the effectiveness of policy in realising cost-effective energy and carbon savings. The proposals on the table are:

    Scrapping the CRC and creating one CCL-type consumption tax for businesses

    Creating one single reporting framework, bringing together elements of the different schemes that businesses currently comply with into one ESOS-style scheme

    Potentially introducing new financial incentives to encourage businesses to invest in energy efficiency measures

    Between now and November 9th businesses are being invited to share their views and opinions on proposed changes to the business energy efficiency tax landscape to help shape its reform.

    What do the changes mean for businesses? Who will be the winners and the losers? How can businesses get involved?

    Join BIS and energy experts Inenco Group for a webinar on the changes proposed, the impact on business and why you should get involved.

    Amongst other things, you’ll gain:

    An improved understanding of the review

    An understanding on how the changes proposed will impact your business

    Advice on how to get involved
  • The Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) will come in to force from 2018, but property firms must start taking action now to meet them in time. By April 2018 all rented properties in the non-domestic sector with an F & G rated building will need to be improved to be rented out - and from April 2023 all existing commercial lettings will also need to be improved.

    Are the rules for D & E rated properties going to change? What can businesses do now to get ready? What is the value opportunity for agents and tenants?

    Join energy property experts Inenco Group for a webinar on how the changes brought about through MEPS will enable energy efficiency and cost savings to be achieved.

    Amongst other things, you’ll gain:

    An improved understanding of MEPS and an update on the current rules

    Expert Advice on what you should be doing today in order to be ready for MEPS

    An understanding on how to turn a legislation into a cost reduction

    Tips on using MEPS to increase the property's appeal by reducing energy costs