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”

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