New energy audit guide issued for fleets ahead of deadline

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 13:14
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‘The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme – and What it Means to Your Fleet’ can be downloaded for free

GE provides guidance on new company car and van energy audits

A new, free guide to the EU legislation behind ESOS energy audits and their potential impact on fleets has been issued by GE Capital ahead of the Government’s official deadline at the end of the year.

‘The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme – and What it Means to Your Fleet’ can be downloaded from gedrivertoolbox.com in time for The Environment Agency’s 31st December qualification date.

Gary Killeen, Managing Director, GE Capital Fleet Services, explained: “As the majority of fleets will know by now, the EU legislation behind ESOS means that most employers of a medium size company and above must undertake a formal energy audit every four years.

“In itself, the task is not complicated however it does require a degree of organisation and a thorough understanding of what is required. The new guide provides an informative overview that should make meeting ESOS requirements easier for most fleets.”

The guide had been created by GE’s Key Solutions fleet consultancy team, who are currently helping major clients look at how ESOS may affect them, plan accordingly and then put energy audit processes in place. There are quite stiff penalties for fleets who fail to comply with fines of up to £50,000 and offending organisations will also be publicly named, meaning there is potential reputational damage. Because of this, fleets are keen to ensure that they are meeting ESOS requirements correctly.

“The December deadline is now just a couple of months away so any fleets that have not started to look in detail at how they will handle ESOS need to act very quickly indeed.” Mr Killeen concluded.

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