Age affects attitudes towards energy, research finds

Different age groups show striking contrast in attitudes towards their energy and water suppliers and the services they provide. That’s according to a new study which found older consumers have a very different approach towards what they need from their energy providers compared to younger ones. It claims that while the younger consumers are focused […]

Only half of FTSE 100 firms disclose their carbon footprint

Only 52 of the FTSE 100 companies disclose their carbon footprint in their annual report according to a league table published yesterday. Supermarket Marks and Spencer topped the latest carbon ranking of FTSE firms by Carbon Clear for the second year running. But the results suggest not all of the country’s 100 largest, most actively […]

Sustainability is “commercial imperative”- with £100bn reward

Sustainability is a “commercial imperative” and could benefit British businesses to the tune of £100billion according to a new report by retailer M&S, analysts at Accenture and the charity Business in the Community. They urge companies to avoid tick-box style corporate and social responsibility and put environmental and social issues at the heart of their […]

Blog: Climate change hurts UK PLC says BT – it’s our call to heed the warning

It’s good to talk, as BT’s famous advertising slogan goes, and usually when big British brands talk, people listen. If you’d been listening to the outgoing telecoms giant’s chief exec earlier this week, as I was, you’d have got the message loud and clear that things need to change. Scotsman Ian Livingston (who announced he’s […]

BT pledges to cut three times the carbon it emits

Telecoms giant BT pledged today to help cut three times the carbon it emits in a project it dubs “Net Good”. At a launch in London this morning  group chief executive Ian Livingston declared, “carbon neutral isn’t enough. We have got to aim for more.” He told an audience of stakeholders: “The world is consuming […]

BT rings in carbon, water and waste savings

BT is ringing in the CO2 savings after helping the suppliers in its supply chain cut more than 30,000 tonnes of carbon in the first year of a new green initiative. The emissions reduction has come since the start of its Better Future Supplier Forum, which the telecoms giant says is the equivalent to the […]

More big firms ‘buy into multiple on-site power projects’

More big businesses will set up multiple power projects on their sites while pressure to cut down on energy use will “filter down” to employees in corporate firms around the world this year. These are two of the latest predictions for energy managing in 2013, which suggest there is no sign the growing awareness about […]

Wireless energy managers sold to equity fund

Wireless energy management firm WEMS International has been sold to an equity fund for £13million. London and Munich-based private fund manager WHEB Partners bought a majority share in the firm whose customers include BT, Waterstones and Fitness First. The fund’s Managing Partner James McNaught-Davis, who led the deal, said the UK was leading the way […]

“Rip off” energy firms make public angry in new poll

Energy companies have got a drubbing in a new top ten poll of brands which make people angry – with British Gas singled out for the focus of public irritation. The Centrica-owned supplier, which is the largest energy provider in the UK came sixth, after all banks, the supermarket Tesco, fast food chain McDonalds and […]

BT awards £6.2m to energy-saving firm

Telecoms giant BT has awarded a major new contract to a company that saved them £6.2m last year through energy efficiency. WEMSInternational system manages the energy usage of a building’s operations including lighting, air conditioning and heating. The web-enabled system, which can be accessed via smartphone, delivers energy savings of 15-30%. The company will install […]