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As UK Government Energy Policy is Finalised, Optimal Monitoring Provides Insight Into the UK Draft Energy Bill and how to Influence the Climate Change Bill

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HIGH WYCOMBE, England, January 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

-Optimal Monitoring has produced a free eBook to address the importance of the Department of Energy and Climate Change consultation period, which is open until end of January-

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has invited companies to influence the latest Climate Change Bill and UK government energy policy. This consultation period on the UK draft Energy Bill is open until January 31st 2013 and asks for ideas on how the Government can help businesses reduce their energy usage and therefore their cost. In response, carbon monitoring software provider Optimal Monitoring has created a free guide which addresses the opportunities the DECC consultation period presents for businesses and landlords to influence the Energy Bill. Within the guide Optimal Monitoring also identify three key areas which it feels need to be included in UK energy policy.

Duncan Everett, Managing Director at Optimal Monitoring explains, "On 29th November 2012, John Hayes, the Energy Minister, published the Coalition's much anticipated UK draft Energy Bill, setting out the various measures that will be enforced to ensure the UK's switch to 'a low-carbon economy' - and to attract the £110 billion investment needed to keep up with the nation's rising demand for electricity. However, within the climate change bill, the energy reduction element is by no means finalised, therefore the DECC has embarked on a consultation period - open until the end of January - during which it is inviting ideas on how the UK government energy policy can help businesses reduce their energy and ultimately cost."

Optimal Monitoring address three key aspects within the eBook which they feel need to be included if this Energy Bill is going to have the positive impact required. These include:

  • Easy and independent access to energy consumption data
  • Help for all businesses to get a Display Energy Certificates (DECs)
  • Rewarding those who are already performing well not just those who have improved

Everett concludes, "The best solutions are often the simplest, but these can also be the easiest to overlook. We have been presented with a valuable window of opportunity and we must ensure we act before it is too late, don't miss the DECC's consultation deadline of 31st January. We have the chance to finally encourage positive change and we would implore all businesses and landlords to get in touch with the DECC. Have your say before it's too late!"

The full eBook is available to download for free here

If you feel inspired to get in touch with the DECC and would like some recommendations on how to respond, Optimal Monitoring have created three suggested emails - available here:

http://info.optimalmonitoring.com/decc-consultation/

 

About Optimal Monitoring

Optimal Monitoring provides cloud-based software that monitors an organisation's usage of utilities and the corresponding emissions of carbon and waste. The Optimal Monitoring Carbon Management Platform enables an organisation to reduce costs, achieve its corporate social responsibility objectives and ensure compliance with the imminent 2013 government legislation, which includes all FTSE 100 companies and their entire supply chains.

Optimal Monitoring is part of the Optimal Group, which was established in 1993, and is headquartered in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. In 2006, Optimal Monitoring started developing its Carbon Management Platform which is deployed from the Cloud and in use by over 300 customers, servicing over 1000 sites and taking utilities data from over 10,000 utilities supply meters.

Customers include a broad range of both public and private companies, such as: Catlin Group, Climate Change Capital, Lister Hospital, National Physical Laboratory, Wincanton Logistics, Hertfordshire County Council, Imperial College, JLA, Oxfordshire County Council, Imperial College NHS Trust, Milton Keynes Council, Chiltern District Council, and many others which include airport authorities, car manufacturers, broadcasters and blue chip technology providers.

Business Partners include consultancies and purchasing groups such as: Purchase Direct, ABS Consulting, Sustain, DPL Energy, Veolia Outsourcing, Skanska and eSolve Partners.

The Optimal Group operates on a worldwide basis predominantly through UK-based partner organisations and has held the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2000 accreditation since 1994 for the design, development and marketing of systems and associated services.

For further information, please contact:
Lauren Symons
The itpr Group                                          
t. +44(0)1932-57-88-00                                     
http://www.itpr.co.uk                                                 


SOURCE Optimal Monitoring



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