Energy Efficiency

Net zero for business explained

Why net zero matters to your organisation and what you can do to improve both your cost and carbon performance To deliver on the UK’s legally binding net zero 2050 target, businesses like yours will be required to take action and do your bit for the environment. It’s estimated that one sixth of the global…

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Smart meters for business – how to get your free upgrade

We're rolling out Smart meters across the UK, as the Government requires every home and business to benefit from Smart meters by 2020. But what are the benefits to your business and how do you get one?

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Smart meters explained

In 2016, energy suppliers began to roll out smart meters in the UK. The original target was to install them in every home and small business by 2020. This target date has since been extended to the end of June 2025. Between 2016 and 2018, energy suppliers installed around 8.6 million first generation meters, also…

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Smart meters reduce business costs and carbon

Smart meters are key to Britain becoming carbon neutral by 2050 In 2008 the Climate Change Act was passed. Not only did this commit the UK to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 (compared to 1990 levels), it was the first global legally binding climate change mitigation target set by any country.…

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Guide to installing EV workplace charging

How to ready your business, customers and employees for the transition to electric vehicles In 2021 it’s already cheaper to run an electric vehicle (EV) than a petrol or diesel version, and rapidly falling battery costs mean that electric cars could match the price of petrol and diesel cars by 2023. The National Grid forecasts…

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5 reasons to switch your business to electric vehicles in 2021

Transitioning to electric vehicles (EV) doesn’t belong in the future: it’s an opportunity right now – for organisations of all shapes and sizes. Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today! That’s good advice for businesses, particularly when thinking about switching to electric vehicles (EV). Accelerating the switch to low emission vehicles is…

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8 steps to creating your sustainable energy strategy

Dealing with energy is something every business needs to account for at some point. Climate change is a threat all of us will need to work together to defeat. One way we can play our part is by being conscious of our energy usage and where our power comes from. As we look to recover…

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4 ways to save business energy using robots

From air conditioning to site maintenance duties to product delivery, today’s artificial intelligence technology offers many ways that businesses can reduce their carbon footprint regardless of their business’ size. It may seem counterproductive for business energy suppliers to actively seek out methods to decrease business electricity and gas use, but the environmental importance of reducing…

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Lockdown makes climate change targets more achievable

The Coronavirus lockdown has, without a doubt, changed the energy requirements of the world. This is especially so in the transport sector, a domain that’s responsible for 23% of global carbon dioxide emissions. During this period, countries like the UK have seen a 60% decrease in the use of privately-owned cars which in turn reduces carbon…

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Flexible working & energy efficiency

With the current coronavirus pandemic, businesses are adopting new ways of working. Whilst there are several ways an organisation can increase their energy efficiency, one major option is implementing flexible working. The idea of flexible hours is not a new one. Before the pandemic, in Europe flexible working was becoming the preferred way of working…

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