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Companies can cut their energy costs by 30% & meet new CRC laws says BSI

Too many organizations use too much energy. This is simply because they are not looking closely and systematically enough at their energy usage. A powerful new tool will allow companies to reduce costs considerably. The BSI Kitemark® scheme for Energy Reduction Verification (ERV) will verify and certify those organizations that achieve a reduction in carbon emissions through lower energy consumption. Businesses will not only be able to cut costs, they will also be contributing to the global efforts on fighting climate change.

SMEs could see lower energy bills

The government’s Green Deal to radically overhaul the energy efficiency of homes and small businesses could support a quarter of a million jobs over the next 20 years, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne has said.

Government to launch fund to 'green' SMEs

A multi-billion pound fund to ‘green’ more than 4m small businesses is being considered by the government.

Business will be able to apply for loans to replace old boilers and other pieces of high energy use equipment. The money will be repaid from the savings they will make on energy bills.

Banks and energy companies are being consulted over financing and implementing the scheme, which is expected to be announced in the Queen’s Speech in November, reports the Daily Telegraph.
 

Green Deal gives extra energy efficiency for home & business at no upfront cost

 

The ‘energy bill’ introduced to Parliament in 2010 has now become law. The flagship policy of the bill is the ‘Green Deal’; a scheme that allows business & home owners to add energy efficiency measures to their premises for no upfront cost.

What is the Green Deal exactly?

Green Deal can play a part in reducing business energy

The government's Green Deal will hopefully help firms reduce their business energy, according to real estate agent Savills. It noted that the proposed legislation is far reaching and can be the perfect opportunity to achieve savings, in the long run, when it comes to energy.

How to boost your profits by cutting your recurring costs

We’d all like to increase our profits driven upward by a big uplift in sales. But what if there was another way to increase your profits that wasn’t subject to your competitors and the difficulties of marketing your product or service?

Five critical mistakes you're making that limit your business success

Before I hear another small business owner tell me that they can't manage their time and it's frustrating and ulcer- producing, let me spread a ray of hope here: it's not time you've got to manage; it's yourself - your actions and decisions - through the flow of time.

That means self-awareness is an important part of success with time. Here are 5 ways that self-awareness is an important success marker for effective use of time:

Government urged to help businesses go green

Many small firms are keen to adopt environment friendly measures but are put off by the cost, says a business lobby group.

The government needs to encourage green business policies, added the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

In its report: Small Businesses and the Low Carbon Economy, the FSB said the UK is aiming to cut its carbon emissions by 20% within a decade.Yet the sheer costs involved deter many smaller firms from adopting green policies.