Energy News

How did the Co-Op save £50m on energy bills?

No matter how big or small your business is, making tangible savings on outgoings and overheads is something we all strive for. There are limits though, and some companies are finding that the race to reduce energy use and create a greener, more economical business creates complex business decisions.

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The top energy stories of 2012

Each year sees new developments in the fast-moving energy sector and 2012 has been no different. From the latest technology to the impact of natural disasters on suppliers and customers, there has been a dramatic change in the way businesses deal with their fuel provision – which has a knock-on effect on demand, supply and price.

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Businesses face change with incoming Energy Bill

If you're a business owner then the government's recently unveiled milestone Energy Bill, created to ensure the long-term stability of energy provision in the UK, will have some implications for you and your business.

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Can the US become energy-independent?

A new report by the International Energy Association (IEA) has predicted that within the next ten years, the US will be in a position to supply over 90% of its own oil, shedding its long-standing dependence on Saudi Arabia for fuel.

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The US Election trail: Energy Policies

Energy has always been a controversial issue in U.S. politics. The Arab oil embargo of 1973 starkly highlighted the country's dependence on foreign imports for energy, whilst George Bush's refusal to sign the Kyoto Protocol in 2005 made it clear that the U.S. Government had limited confidence in renewable energy as the solution. So with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney currently locked in a fierce battle on the campaign trail, what exactly are their visions for the future of home and business energy in the U.S.?

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Research reveals employee productivity boost for green companies

It's long been a common misconception that green commercial energy initiatives have a negative impact on a company's financial performance. However a new joint study by the UCLA and University Paris-Dauphine has now revealed that businesses voluntarily adopting green measures are actually enjoying an economic boost in a surprising area – staff productivity.

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Government announces new consultation on renewable heat

Heating your offices and other business premises during the colder months not only significantly increases the costs of your overheads; it also has a huge effect on your company's carbon footprint. The Government are now looking to improve the security and efficiency of business gas in the UK by carrying out a new consultation on renewable heat.

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Why world events impact UK energy prices

Running a business often means that you will have no shortage of paperwork and administration to tackle on a daily basis. Business owners will also be aware of unwelcome seasonal issues, such as the impact of a freezing winter or a poor summer on crops and tourism in the UK – and ultimately on profit…

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