Carbon Tax Repeal Legislation

Under the current carbon legislation, the price on carbon will rise by 5% from next week. The Senate has previously blocked Tony Abbott’s measures to repeal the carbon tax and associated measures. It is now highly unlikely that the repeal will take place before the preferred 1st July target because the Labor and Greens have […]

Changes to Tariff Rates and Pricing

With 1st July approaching, Tariff rates are set to undergo significant pricing changes. With the deregulation of these rates, there will no longer be a “regulated retail” rate that forms the benchmark for pricing. Previously, many Retailers used these regulated rates as the basis to then apply percentage discounts from giving consistent grounds to easily […]

Energy Saver Program – Subsidy Offer Extension

Building on the success of the recent $5,000 capped audit, the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage are now advising an extension to the current offer to 30 June 2014. Recapping the current offer, OEH are offering Energy Saver Level 2 audits and related energy efficiency projects (limited offer to 30th June 2014). The original offer […]

Changes to the NSW Energy Saver Program

The Energy Saver program makes it easier to finance energy efficiency upgrades and has already assisted businesses in identifying energy savings opportunities and delivering cost savings of millions of dollars per year. However, the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) have recognised many industries that still have untapped potential to make worthwhile savings. The current […]

Energy Saver Short Term Promotional Offer

In order to increase activity and delivery of energy savings in target sectors and technologies, OEH are offering short term increases to the subsidies available. These will be to approved businesses for Level 2 Audits and Measurement and Verification (M&V) activities until 30th April 2014. OEH were originally offering a 50% subsidy on level 2 […]

EMS becomes an Accredited Certificate Provider

EMS has recently gained IPART approval as Accredited Certificate Providers (ACP’s) for the NSW Energy Savings Scheme (ESS). The ESS creates a financial incentive for clients undertaking projects which reduce electricity consumption. It provides new opportunities for energy saving equipment and technologies to be provided to businesses and households. Since the beginning of this scheme […]

Australian Electricity Costs in Comparison

A paper has been released by the Energy Users Association of Australia that looks at our rising electricity costs in comparison to the rest of the world. The outcomes are quite interesting (or not, if you have noticed the recent hike in your bills!) and it reveals that we are now paying close to the […]

Energy for Small Business Program Closure

The Energy Efficiency for Small Business Program (EESBP) that was run and funded by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) has officially ended. EMS was proud to be a founding part of the program by assisting over 600 businesses covering from the South Coast through our local Hunter Region, and to the far North […]

What will happen to electricity prices in 2013?

The month of January 2013 has certainly proven that we live in a sunburnt country of droughts and flooding rains. With the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) having reported maximum temperatures approaching 50 degrees and daily rainfalls exceeding 400mm in eastern states, electricity markets have started the year with plenty of meteorological dynamics to consider. Hot […]

Congratulations Hunter Water Corporation

Over the past 3 years, Hunter Water Corporation has embarked on a significant journey towards becoming more energy efficient, and Energy & Management Services is proud to have played a part in delivering savings for HWC, that now total over $1M each year.  There have been about 40 different initiatives that together contribute to this […]

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