The new “Streamlined “ Energy and Carbon Reporting regime is causing a lot of head-scratching within our sector, and others, as operators are asking how and whether it applies to them and in particular, what has been streamlined and therefore which other measures it replaces. In truth, there is nothing streamlined about SECR except the name. BEIS has succeeded in expanding both the scope and complexity of the reporting regime and capturing a far larger number of businesses, whilst exempting themselves and other public sector bodies from the obligations and burdens they are inflicting on companies. The new instrument is also out of line with existing, well-established standards like the GHG protocol: for instance the regulations encourage Scope 3 reporting but set out categories that are almost the same as the GHG Standard, but not quite – demonstrating the kind of perversity of approach that seems to characterise government thinking at the moment.
This workshop aims to tackle the practical questions that energy managers and compliance directors may have, and is a free session open to any member with an interest in the topic. We will try and answer the following questions:
- How SECR fits into the carbon and energy compliance landscape
- Are you obliged to participate?
- What do you have to do and by when?
and there will be plenty of scope for additional Q&A.
Julie Gartside, who heads team that runs our CCA technical helpdesk, will lead the session and can therefore explain the different measures in place and how they all fit together (or don’t).