Energy saving certificates (ESC) – Transport

Energy saving certificates (ESC) are a scheme designed to encourage businesses to accelerate their energy transition. Although often associated primarily with buildings and industry, ESC also have a crucial role to play in reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector.

EECs for the transport sector operate in a similar way to those for other sectors. Energy suppliers and fuel distributors have an obligation to make energy savings, and to achieve these objectives they can implement a variety of measures. These may include modernising their vehicle fleets, promoting car-sharing and eco-driving, and adopting more sustainable practices to encourage modal shift.

In return for their efforts to reduce energy consumption, suppliers and distributors obtain energy saving certificates, which they can then sell on a market or use to comply with legal obligations to save energy.

One of the main advantages of ESC in the transport sector is their contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Transport is a major source of air pollution and greenhouse gases, and improving energy efficiency in this sector can have a significant impact on the fight against climate change. By encouraging measures to reduce fuel consumption, promote cleaner alternatives and adopt more sustainable transport practices, ESC contribute to the transition towards more environmentally-friendly mobility.

To find out more about how transport ESC can benefit your business and to discuss the initial steps, we encourage you to contact our ESC department. We’re here to help you implement sustainable solutions that will benefit both your business and the environment.

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