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

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 Recent roundtable addressing improving energy efficiency in SMEs

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 Supporting struggling SMEs to save energy

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 Lessons for SMEs

Well, we have to improve the energy efficiency of a lot of businesses . . .

Barbara Vergetis Lundin provides an interesting article on the Fierce Energy website on the need to improve the energy efficiency of cannabis operations in the US. The consumption can put a strain on the grid.   Bringing energy efficiency to cannabis operations In the midst of a shakeup surrounding the legal status of marijuana, the … Continue reading Well, we have to improve the energy efficiency of a lot of businesses . . .