The Bad, The Ugly and The Controversial in Energy Management

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Do not worry, this is fully anonymous, and it is not about naming and shaming, rather it’s once again about sharing experiences, knowledge and opinions. However, rather than lessons learned from best practice, we would like to glance at some of the bad,  the ugly and the controversial in energy management.

We have set out four areas of interest to start with, but you can also add your own, and you can choose to answer all the questions or just some. Thank you.


  • If you have a particular project or contract that turned out to be a nightmare, we would like to hear about it. Please describe the situation in as much detail as possible.
  • Please try to add at least one point here and include any lessons learned from a personal and organisational point of view.
  • What are your thoughts on greenwashing? Please include at least one example of greenwashing which you are aware of which has stuck in your mind. Obviously, there is no need to name specific companies.
  • What are your thoughts on offsetting? Again, if you are aware of any examples of bad practice please mention it here. As above, no need to name specific companies.
  • Please give details of the area that has required or is likely to require offsetting.
  • In your opinion, what is the importance of COP26?
  • Please add your own area of energy management where practices should be brought to attention.