Tagged with SMEs

Making hotels more energy efficient

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

Recent roundtable addressing improving energy efficiency in SMEs

Recent roundtable addressing improving energy efficiency in SMEs

Fourteen business leaders recently gathered to better understand how they can get small and medium-sized enterprises to implement energy-efficiency measures. Tim Smedley from The Guardian provides an excellent account of that encounter.   Bright ideas: how SMEs can save energy Start-ups could save thousands by introducing energy-efficiency measures, but such schemes are often overlooked. So … Continue reading

Supporting struggling SMEs to save energy

Supporting struggling SMEs to save energy

Mike Cherry, national policy chairman of the Federation of Small Business, writes an excellent article in The Guardian about the problems facing small businesses to implement energy efficiency measures in their operations. As Cherry argues, energy companies and the government need to roll out smart meters and provide support to struggling small and medium sized … Continue reading

Brewing for savings

Brewing for savings

Stuart Radnedge writes in Gasworld about new technology for craft brewing that are bringing good energy efficiency improvements Energy efficiency boost for brewers At the Drinktec exhibition in Munich, Germany, Alfa Laval – a leading global provider of products and modules for the beer, beverage and food industries – launched the new bottom feed BREW … Continue reading

Lessons for SMEs

Lessons for SMEs

Sean Hargrave writes a valuable article in The Guardian about the lessons that small and medium-sized enterprises can learn from larger companies.  Maybe some of these ideas will be discussed at the upcoming eceee industrial summer study. What SMEs can learn about efficiencies from larger companies While large companies have traditionally had advantages in delivering … Continue reading

Efforts underway in EU to increase lending to SMEs

Efforts underway in EU to increase lending to SMEs

Analysts and policymakers are struggling to find a way to improve the long-term financing of small and medium-sized enterprises. This goes beyond energy efficiency and the problem is simply crippling many companies. James Fontanella-Khan reports in the Financial Times that are hopefully on the way within the EU to bring these reforms forward.   Brussels … Continue reading