“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”

New energy efficiency platform to help SMEs in Switzerland

At the recent eceee summer study, many of us were discussing how small and medium-sized enterprises are not getting the policy priority they need. The Swiss Federal Office of Energy has come up with an excellent platform to provide more support. What do you think?   The PEIK platform helps SMEs reduce their electricity bills  … Continue reading New energy efficiency platform to help SMEs in Switzerland

New scheme in London to promote resource efficiency in SMEs

A new business support programme which aims to help SMEs in London adopt and scale-up resource-efficient business models was launched this week. George Ogleby explains on the edie website.   London launches support scheme for circular economy transition The Advance London scheme will provide free practical help and advice to assist SMEs in identifying circular … Continue reading New scheme in London to promote resource efficiency in SMEs

Potential impact of energy efficiency improvements on SMEs

Alex Baldwin has written a good article on the edie.net website about the benefits that Scottish SMEs could achieve if they gave improving energy efficiency a higher priority.   Scottish SMEs could save £19,000 per year through energy efficiency measures Scottish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are wasting £19,000 every year by neglecting simple energy … Continue reading Potential impact of energy efficiency improvements on SMEs

Significant potential for small businesses to adopt increased energy efficiency measures

David Pratt writes on the Clean Energy News website about a recent survey that show Britain’s small and medium-sized companies are not taking energy efficiency seriously and that there is important energy savings potential that they should be giving priority to.   YouGov survey finds low SME interest in energy efficiency A new survey has … Continue reading Significant potential for small businesses to adopt increased energy efficiency measures

SMEs at the heart of Germany’s energy transition

Roy Hales writes on the CleanTechnica website about the role SMEs play in Germany in its low carbon energy transition. There are important messages for all of us.   SMEs Are Energiewende’s Backbone A number of prominent companies come to mind when you mention Germany’s energy transition. Names like E.ON, Volkswagen, and Siemens are recognized … Continue reading SMEs at the heart of Germany’s energy transition

What it takes for small businesses to take further action on energy efficiency

Small businesses are often said to not be interested in energy efficiency because of a variety of contending concerns. Ben Lobel writes on the smallbusiness.co.uk website that nine in ten small companies seek to be more energy efficient in their own business and explains how small businesses are being more energy efficient in their operations. … Continue reading What it takes for small businesses to take further action on energy efficiency

Short briefs on small and medium-sized companies

This week there were two good articles on SMEs and energy efficiency in the UK. The first is by Ben Lobel for the smallbusiness website. The second is by Lucinda Borrell for the smeweb website in the UK.   • SMEs mindful of environment in energy efficiency drive Small businesses are placing the environment on … Continue reading Short briefs on small and medium-sized companies

Making hotels more energy efficient

Mark Sait, CEO of SaveMoneyCutCarbon, writes on the GreenWise website, about how much energy can be saved by hotels in Britain to benefit both the bottom line and cut carbon emissions.   How SME hotels can make big energy efficiency savings fast It’s a shocking fact that in 2015 UK companies of all sizes continue … Continue reading Making hotels more energy efficient

Giving more attention to small and medium-sized enterprises

The International Institute for Sustainable Development reports on a new World Bank publication that quantifies the opportunities for SMEs in green industries. In most countries, SMEs are the backbone of the economy and this is a welcome report that needs to be given considerable attention.   World Bank Identifies Clean-Tech Market Opportunities for SMEs The … Continue reading Giving more attention to small and medium-sized enterprises