Energy bills continuing to rise by at least 6% a year due to energy taxation - what can you do about it?

  • Energy efficiency improvements– using less energy to achieve the same outcomes by reducing waste and investing in more efficient equipment.
  • Generating electricity locally and more efficiently – on site energy generation, e.g. through solar PV and wind turbine installations.
  • Taking advantage of available financial incentives – for example, feed-in tariffs for renewable energy generation and green deal assessment loans for energy efficiency improvements.
  • Buying energy more intelligently – questioning if your current contract is the best for you, are you on the most beneficial tariff, can you get a better contract through further negotiation or by contacting an energy broker to buy on your behalf.

To find out more, you can read our summary report or full report on this subject, prepared for Sport England by Ricardo Energy & Environment.

Understanding Legislation

Environmental legislation affects everyone. There are a number of regulations that sports clubs should be aware of, which may be relevant when making sustainability improvements. It is important to understand the implications of these in order to ensure that your club remains compliant and avoids penalties such as fines. Select an option from the menu below to read more about the different types of legislation that may affect your club.

Legislation frequently changes and develops, with new environmental regulations continuing to be introduced. It is worth reviewing the regulations that may affect your club on a regular basis in order to be prepared for new or changed legislation. Please be aware that the legislation shown here relates to buildings, water and waste only. There may be a range of other types of environmental legislation that impact your club.