SECR – Energy Efficient Actions

Last week in Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting – Intensity Ratios we talked about how Intensity Ratios are a way of comparing carbon emissions within different sectors and over time, and why they matter. This week we are going to talk about Energy Efficient Actions.

With Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) you are required to disclose and provide a narrative description of any Energy Efficient Actions your organisation has implemented throughout the reporting year. It is not obligatory to undertake any Energy Efficient Actions in a year, however, if none are undertaken this must be explicitly stated in your reporting.

Simple examples of Energy Efficient Actions for SECR include:

– Installing smart meters and other energy monitoring tools

– Moving fleets from fossil fuels to electric vehicles

– Implementing behaviour change initiatives for employees.

Many of you may see similarities between SECR and the Energy Savings and Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) with the requirement to include details on Energy Efficient Actions.  However, where ESOS looks forward to identify opportunities for the future, SECR looks back to identify where opportunities have been taken up in the reporting year.

The Government strongly encouraged that any opportunities that are identified and then implemented as a result of the ESOS scheme are explicitly included in the relevant year’s SECR report, as well as all other actions employed.  If possible, the resulting energy savings should also be included in the report.

It is also hoped by the Government that SECR will play a key role in highlighting how an individual organisation is actively working towards a greener future.  Additionally, organisations will be able to take inspiration from the SECR of their contempororaries and implement similar efficiency actions themselves, improving efficiency across all parts of industry.

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Joe Youldon

Operations Manager

Joe Youldon

Operations Director

Joe joined the Swan Energy team in November 2019. He graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc in Environmental Science (International) in July 2019, having spent a year in Melbourne studying as part of his course.

In his role, to which has has recently been promoted, Joe manages the company’s portfolio across the UK, mentoring the team of Carbon Analysts. Joe is London-based.