Articles tagged: “business energy costs”

May 2nd, 2015

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Power(wall) to the people!

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Does Tesla’s offer of cheap electricity storage put the writing on the wall for fossil fuels and nuclear power? Read more

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June 25th, 2014

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UK Government introduces ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme)

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How will it work, who does it cover and how does it fit the energy and carbon efficiency regulations for affecting business? Read more

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January 31st, 2014

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Is reciprocal assistance the key to cutting energy costs in the public sector & businesses?

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New approaches to marketing suggest there may be better ways of raising energy awareness amongst staff and cutting energy costs. Read more

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October 22nd, 2013

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The only way is up. What rising energy costs mean for businesses, communities & households

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With a deal on new nuclear energy finally agreed it’s now official; energy is going to get much more expensive in the UK. For businesses, communities and households, stepping off the energy escalator is more pressing than ever. Read more

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September 30th, 2013

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Cutting SME energy costs – where do I start?

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“I am the Director of an SME. We know that our energy costs are rising, but I don’t have a lot of time to sort this out. Where do I start?” Read more

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August 30th, 2013

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Carbon off-setting – are renewables a better CSR option?

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Many businesses use carbon off-setting as a way of dealing with residual carbon emissions under their CSR and environmental policies. But in the light of rapidly rising energy prices could renewables be a better option? Read more

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August 8th, 2013

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Strategic energy management. What Walmart & the National Trust have in common.

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Walmart and the National Trust may make unlikely bedfellows, but when it comes to strategic energy management both are working along similar lines. Read more

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July 15th, 2013

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Know how much energy your business used last month? If not, it probably cost more than you think.

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Well run businesses and organizations  know what their running costs are, on a monthly, weekly and even daily basis. But what you spend on energy and what you use may not be the same thing. Read more

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June 25th, 2013

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The power of ‘Off’ – cutting I.T. energy demand by 75%

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Recent research shows that the energy consumption of IT equipment can be cut by more than 75% without reducing productivity. This is no small beer for businesses, the public and voluntary sectors, at a time when energy costs are rising year on year. Here’s how. Read more

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June 18th, 2013

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Finding the first 20% energy saving – office & IT equipment

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We know that most businesses & organizations can cut 20-25% of their energy consumption easily and at very low cost. I.T. is one of those areas where energy consumption (and running costs) are often higher than expected, and where simple changes can produce significant cost savings with no loss of productivity. In the next few blogs we will examine the different aspects of this in detail. Here is a brief introduction. Read more

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