Disappointment in new climate information hub for SMEs in Britain

Opened to great fanfare, the UK government-backed Business Climate Hub has come in for criticism from small businesses that hoped it would help them to cut their carbon emissions and provide a simple reporting guide. Richard Tyler explains in an article on The Times website.   Climate hub ‘sends small firms on wild goose chase’ … Continue reading Disappointment in new climate information hub for SMEs in Britain

European Commission updates its EU industrial strategy

This week the European Commission updated the EU Industrial Strategy to ensure that its industrial ambition takes full account of the new circumstances following the COVID-19 crisis and helps to drive the transformation to a more sustainable, digital, resilient and globally competitive economy. It shows support for industrial sectors that are strategic to the European … Continue reading European Commission updates its EU industrial strategy

Andhra Pradesh government will launch an Internet of Things (IoT) pilot project in micro, small and medium enterprises in all districts to study energy efficiency measures

Visakhapatnam News reports on the Times of India website that the Andhra Pradesh government is taking important steps to launch an IoT project for MSMEs to promote greater energy efficiency.   Andhra Pradesh to launch IoT project in MSMEs for energy efficiency The government will launch an Internet of Things (IoT) pilot project in micro, … Continue reading Andhra Pradesh government will launch an Internet of Things (IoT) pilot project in micro, small and medium enterprises in all districts to study energy efficiency measures

Guidelines and best practices for micro-, small and medium enterprises in delivering energy-efficient products and in providing renewable energy equipment

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, a study Guidelines and Best Practices for micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in delivering energy-efficient products and in providing renewable energy equipment has been developed by the UN-Economic Commission for Europe. It is described in a UN-ECE press release.   UNECE guidance for the energy efficiency and renewables … Continue reading Guidelines and best practices for micro-, small and medium enterprises in delivering energy-efficient products and in providing renewable energy equipment

Boosting access for SMEs to energy efficiency

David Paul writes on the Digit website about a new effort to be able to get SMEs to improve their energy efficiency. The plan is to develop a platform that will simplify the process of engaging with energy efficiency by automatically optimising a business’ total energy consumption and the energy performance of its premises specifically. … Continue reading Boosting access for SMEs to energy efficiency

Looking at the benefits to a small company wishing to switch to more sustainable energy sources

Trevor Bingham reviews the benefits to an SME by switching to renewable energy in an article on the Irish News website.   The benefits of renewable energy to the SME Becoming known as a 'green' company can often lead to attracting more business eco friendly customers and in turn boost the company's profits. Often on … Continue reading Looking at the benefits to a small company wishing to switch to more sustainable energy sources

Only two in five of Scotland’s smaller firms feel prepared for risks posed by climate change

This is a problem for practically every country, but it is good to see that there has been a study to see the level of preparation of SMEs in Scotland to cope with climate change.  Hannah Burley explains in an article on The Scotsman website. So, what is the situation in your country?   Scottish … Continue reading Only two in five of Scotland’s smaller firms feel prepared for risks posed by climate change

Blog from Ettore Piantoni: Getting benefits, risks and business aligned to boost the adoption of energy efficiency improvement measures by SMEs

CEN CENELEC Sector Forum Energy Management (SFEM) promoted a one-day scoping seminar on Energy efficiency and energy management: tailored approach and roadmap for SMEs and other stakeholders on Sept 27th in Brussels. This event invited participants from the European Commission, EASME, IPEEC, financial institutions as well as representatives of leading European programmes in this field … Continue reading Blog from Ettore Piantoni: Getting benefits, risks and business aligned to boost the adoption of energy efficiency improvement measures by SMEs

Efforts to help Australia’s SMEs reduce their energy bills

Gareth Arbuthnot from the ANZ bank writes on the bluenotes website about assessing and achieving the energy saving potential in small and medium-sized enterprises in Australia. SMEs & the energy spent on energy It’s not just Australian households feeling the pinch of rising energy costs - the country’s small-to-medium enterprises have long been challenged with … Continue reading Efforts to help Australia’s SMEs reduce their energy bills

“A leading solution may be hidden in plain sight”

Working in industrial energy efficiency, it has been difficult to tap into the potential for energy savings in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This report from Canada assesses the opportunities for SMEs to cut their carbon emissions. In Europe, this is also a relatively untapped sector that needs addressing, especially to improve its energy performance. … Continue reading “A leading solution may be hidden in plain sight”