White paper on energy management reveals worrying stats

Posted on 30 April 2014.

A recent white paper entitled ‘Energy Managers: Procurement, planning and purchasing priorities 2014/15’ published by Edie and Sustainable Business and based on the results of a comprehensive  survey of people responsible for energy management within their organisation, has highlighted some concerning statistics about energy management in UK organisations.

Organisations’ commitment to achieving energy management goals has fallen since 2012.

  • 16% of those responsible for energy management don’t know their organisation’s energy spend!
  • Whilst energy costs are considered to be most important in driving energy efficiency programmes and price rises are considered the greatest energy related risk to organisations, funding is still the biggest barrier to energy saving programmes within organisations.          

With the Government’s Compulsory Energy Audit scheme for non SMEs (Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme, ESOS) due to be launched in June, it looks as though some organisations are going to have to put energy higher up their agenda!

JRP’s energy engineers specialise in carrying out energy efficiency surveys and in identifying opportunities for saving energy and costs.  A recent survey for McVities identified energy savings of over 41% in their manufacturing process.  If you would like to know more, please contact george.richards@jrpsolutions.com

The full report, which contains a great deal of interesting information, can be downloaded here: