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A Beginner’s Guide to Business Energy Buying

A Beginner’s Guide to Business Energy Buying

Whether you’re a business owner just starting out, or an already-established small business considering switching energy suppliers, getting to grips with energy buying if you haven’t done so before can be a difficult and time consuming process. For example, data from Utilitywise found that one in five business owners struggle to understand their energy bills. The survey revealed that 23% of business owners don’t double check the accuracy of their bill due to time constraints and a further 23% simply trust that it’s accurate even without multiple checks. Many small business owners simply don’t know where to begin. There are four key areas that small businesses should consider as a starting point to better energy buying and these are: comparing prices and charges; evaluating service levels; ... »

Free Guide to Help Small Businesses Cut Energy Costs

UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) could collectively save nearly £400 million per year in energy costs, and over 2.5 million tonnes of C02, by reducing their carbon footprints and certifying their efforts under the Carbon Trust Standard. The Carbon Trust Standard SME online certification is the only tool designed specifically to help small business’ certify their carbon footprint reductions. SMEs using the tool have, on average, cut their energy costs by £2,000 per year, and their carbon footprints by 13 tonnes CO2. Harry Morrison, General Manager, the Carbon Trust Standard, said: “Small and medium-sized enterprises are the backbone of the UK economy, and reducing their collective carbon footprint could play a major part in ensuring we meet the UK’s target to reduce ... »