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The UK government's plan for a net zero economy by 2050 sets out to balance carbon emissions by offsetting the equivalent amount that we, as an country, are putting back into our planet's atmosphere. In response, businesses are looking at how they counteract their carbon production by incorporating offsetting schemes within the procurement of their commercial energy and often look towards us, as a specialist energy consultancy, to help them to do this. Unfortunately, producing carbon emissions is unavoidable in some industries, but that doesn’t mean your organisation can’t get involved with a more sustainable, energy-efficient way of running its business.
For many corporate businesses, SME’s and single business owners, securing the most cost-effective gas and electricity contracts can be far from straight forward. Suppliers are continually changing the way they bill for commercial energy, have numerous varying contracts and T&C’s. To add to this, the government enforce new levies and taxes and are constantly changing these charges to businesses. Using an energy consultancy can alleviate issues associated with the procurement of commercial energy away from your business, especially one which has established a long-term relationship with a wide range of suppliers and have grounding expertise within the energy industry.
There are plenty of ways that your business can save energy and cut back on energy bills. Here, we look at some of the most effective ways to save energy, cut usage and expenditure: Switch to energy-saving light bulbs Using energy-saving bulbs will cut usage and save you money. Typically, they use up to 80% less energy than standard bulbs and don’t need to be replaced as often, keeping your lighting bill down to a minimum. Install motion sensitive lighting It’s easy to leave lights on after you’ve left a room, so educate your staff to ensure they are turning off lighting when leaving an area.