Ndevr Environmental - Items filtered by date: August 2016

There are a whole host of reasons why even cost-effective energy efficiency projects don’t get off the ground. One of the most common (and frustrating!) reasons is that management don’t sign off on business case proposals – even when we can clearly see that the benefits far outweigh the costs!

This failing can be avoided with effective communication of the business case!

On behalf of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Ndevr Environmental in partnership with Sustainable Business can help you get your project over the line with a succinct but comprehensive course in Building the Business Case. Held over two half days, these highly interactive sessions provide us with an opportunity to share our experience, encourage participants to share their own challenges and successes and, ultimately, to help both the professionals responsible for their company’s energy management and consultants alike to get their projects the tick of approval. We have been running these training courses for the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage for the past two years and so far over 250 people have been through 15 courses, and the strategies have delivered results.

The Property and Sustainability Coordinator at Southern Cross Care (NSW & ACT) had this to say:

"Attending the Building the Business Case training course and taking up the additional post-training support was a very smart move. As a result, we had our business case for a solar energy project approved after an earlier proposal had been rejected by our board. We are now saving about $28,000 a year off our energy bills."

If you have an existing business case proposal that needs review, or want to put a proposal together for a new project idea, consider attending the next of our Building the Business Case Training courses and make sure your proposal really packs a punch.

Costs
These courses are currently heavily subsidised by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. In fact, the 2 x half day workshops are available for only $300 and once you complete the course you are eligible for 15 hours of one-on-one project support (valued at $3,000) for an additional $300.

Course 1 Details

Module 1: 8:30am - 12:30pm Thursday 29 September 2016

Module 2: 8:30am - 12:30pm Thursday 13 October 2016

Venue: UNSW CBD Campus, 1 O'Connell St, Sydney

Course 2 Details

Module 1: 8:30am - 12:30pm Thursday 24 November 2016

Module 2: 8:30am - 12:30pm Thursday 8 December 2016

Venue: UNSW CBD Campus, 1 O'Connell St, Sydney

 

More Details and Registration:

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/business/business-case-training.htm

 

For more information please contact myself,

Patrick Crittenden, Director Sustainable Business on 0418 453 779, or

Hannah Meade, Principal Consultant on (03) 9865-1400

 

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The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) has just announced the fourth ERF Auction will be held on 16 and 17 November 2016. The auction announcement often drives activity and this could potentially be the last one under the initial $2.55B promised under the Direct Action Plan. Key dates for the Auction including close of project registration applications is as follows:

Important dates for the fourth Emissions Reduction Fund auction:

Key Events

Approximate time in business days

Fourth auction dates

Closing time for receipt of project registration applications

30 business days before the auction

04 October 2016 (midnight AEDT)

Closing time for receipt of auction qualification applications

20 business days before the auction

19 October 2016  (midnight AEDT)

Closing time for receipt of auction registration applications

Five business days before the auction

09 November 2016 (midnight AEDT)

Auction window

 

9am 16 November 2016 to

5pm 17 November 2016 (AEDT)

Each participant and authorised bidder notified of their results

By the end of five business days after auction close

24 November 2016

Average price per tonne of abatement published

By the end of five business days after auction close

24 November 2016

 

If you are interested in participating in the Auction, please contact us directly [link to contact us].

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday, 09 August 2016 11:51

NGERs webinars out now

National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGERs) submissions for the 2015/16 year are due on 31 October 2016. There have been some legislative amendments to the NGER Determination in particular, and it’s always a good idea to have a refresher on the Emissions and Energy Reporting System (EERs) each year. The sessions are as follows:

Overview of NGER Reporting for all reporters

These two webinars will provide a legislative overview of reporting obligations for controlling corporations, reporting transfer certificate holders and 22X reporters for the 2015-16 financial year.

Session 2*

Date: Tuesday 20 September

Time: 2:00pm–3:00pm

Register now  – registrations close 5pm on Tuesday 13 September 2016​

* Session 1 was today, 9 August at 11am.  

EERS data entry and user management

To assist clients in the lead up to the NGER reporting deadline of 31 October 2016, th​e Clean Energy Regulator will be running three webinars to help reporters with entering their data into EERS. These sessions will include:

  • summary of changes to EERS for 2015-16
  • how to log in to EERS
  • navigating your EERS workspace
  • creating group members and facilities
  • basic data entry, and
  • user management and the Client Portal.

Each of these sessions will be identical in content. There are limited numbers for each webinar and if you are unable to obtain a booking for your first preference, please select an alternative date. Additional sessions may be scheduled if required.

Session 1

Date: Thursday 11 August

* registrations closed 4 August

Session 2 

Date: Monday 12 September

Time: 11:00am–12:00pm

Register now  – registrations close 5pm on Monday 5 September 2016

Session 3

Date: Tuesday 4 October

Time: 2:00pm–3:00pm

Register now​  – registrations close 5pm on Tuesday 27 September 2016

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