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Energy & Environmental Management Groups

Responding to climate change, promoting low carbon solutions and good environmental practice

First established in 1976, the four South West Energy & Environmental Management Groups are independent organisations serving industry, commerce and the public sector. Membership totalled nearly 1,000 members in recent years before the Avon & Somerset EEMG had to close down in July 2018 but the other 3 groups in the South West remain active.

The EEMGs provide continuing professional development, information exchange, specialist training and networking.

With rising energy prices alongside increasing concerns about climate change and sustainable consumption and production, membership of your local Energy & Environmental Management Group has never been more relevant.

Whatever type of business you are in, whether in the public sector, manufacturing, commerce, healthcare etc, keeping up-to-date with energy and environmental management issues is increasingly important and this is where your local EEMG can help. See our about us page for further information.

Do you see yourself as a future leader for promoting green business issues? Getting involved with your local SW EEMG could help your career. See below for details.

Some useful links

Please note these are mainly links to UK Government backed agencies/schemes.

Carbon Trust - independent company (originally) funded by UK Government to help business and the public sector reduce carbon emissions and supporting low carbon technologies.

Energy & Environment Management - online news etc. (originally published as a newspaper then magazine by HM Government from the early 1980s)

Energy Performance Certificates (information regarding the implementation of the 'Energy Perfomance of Buildings Directive' on gov.uk website)

EMAS - the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme - on BSI's website

Energy Legislation Register - UK and European legislation, regulations, schemes and standards relevant to energy management (on Club 50001's website)

Energy Saving Trust - sustainable energy solutions in the home, small business and on the road. Helpline: 0300 123 1234 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). See also:

Environment Agency - on gov.uk website - regulations and advice on waste, environmental permitting, producer responsibility, pollution, flooding, etc.

Feed in Tariffs (FITs) - generate and sell your own electricity (on gov.uk website)

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (REACH - EU regulation, on HSE's website)

RoHS (Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations) - on gov.uk website

UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) - Supporting effective climate adaptation for the UK (based at Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford)

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) - on gov.uk website

Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) - (HM Government funded scheme) Helpline: 0808 100 2040

Waterwise - information and assistance on the efficient use of water


Greener Events Guide - nationally recognised guide to help reduce the environmental impacts of events. The South West EEMGs are users of this guide and a copy along with companion guides can be downloaded from our Notice Board.

Managing Change Guide - a unique guide for overcoming management barriers to resource efficiency and corporate responsibility.

The ENVEC Archive - background and key conference presentations from this important SW regional conference held from 1993 - 2009 including the carbon offset ENVEC Wood in Devon.

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Do you see yourself as a future leader for promoting green business issues?

The South West Energy & Environmental Management Groups are at the forefront of promoting continuing professional development and networking on green business issues and wish to maintain and develop this role as environmental objectives increasingly challenge all sectors.

SW EEMGs welcome interest from those with energy and/or environmental management or promotional responsibilities to join their local EEMG committee with a view to helping it develop to meet the evolving needs of the managers of today and tomorrow. If you are pursuing a professional career in the South West of England that involves green business issues, your local EEMG may be able to offer you a unique opportunity to further develop your skills, raise your profile and build your own track-record in working to help raise the environmental performance of industry and commerce.

EEMGs can offer opportunities on their committee with a view to taking on a future leadership or leadership support role for the group. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to boost your own professional career and experience, contact your local EEMG Chairman or Secretary for advice (contact details on each EEMG page).

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