Ofwat proposes increasing price cap due to higher bad debt

The water regulator is consulting on the most appropriate ways to share the costs and is seeking views and evidence until 6th April 2021

Energy costs ‘among retailers’ top concerns for 2020′

That’s the suggestion from E.ON, which says despite this, many firms are overlooking opportunities to cut their bills

England’s water companies ‘must improve poor performance’

The Consumer Council for Water has criticised Water Plus, Clear Water Business and Everflow for attracting high numbers of customer complaints

Retailers offered cash for water efficient business customers

Thames Water will provide a one-off payment of 5p per litre per day of water saved for each of their customers

Is your business participating in the energy efficiency tax consultation?

Around 39% of retailers don’t intend to participate in the government’s next energy efficiency tax landscape consultation. That’s according to a survey by npower Business Solutions which questioned 100 retailers on the government’s plans to abolish the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme while increasing the Climate Change Levy. The initial consultation, launched last September, is part […]

UK retailers on course to meet 2020 green targets

British retailers are on track to meet their 2020 environmental targets. That’s according to a report by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) which stated the industry is making “significant” progress around carbon emissions, water management and waste reduction. The BRC set environmental targets such as reducing absolute carbon emissions by 25% and halving energy-related emissions […]

Chilling message to cut fridges’ energy waste

High street supermarkets have been sternly rebuked for not “closing the door” on open refrigerator units. A new report called “The Chilling Facts” points to feedback from retailers that adding doors can lead to energy savings of about 33%. Slamming “near-Arctic conditions” in shopping aisles, the campaign group Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) said the take-up […]

Retailers sign up to tough new green goals

Waitrose and M&S are among a group of top retailers in the UK to sign up to new green goals including slashing their carbon emissions from deliveries and minimising waste. The 25 signatories including Argos, Asda, B&Q, Sainsbury’s, Wickes, Co-operative, Greggs and John Lewis pledged to reduce absolute carbon emissions by 25% by 2020. Targets […]

Retailers smash waste targets but households ‘narrowly miss’

Retailers smashed their targets for reducing supply chain and packaging waste last year but household waste targets have been missed. A new report published today revealed traditional grocery product and packaging waste was cut by 7.4% or 217,000 tonnes, exceeding the 5% target. Household food and drink waste was however only reduced by 3.7%, falling […]

US spending on energy management to rise billions

Spending on energy management from the United States’ largest firms will rise more than three billion dollars over the next three years, analysts have predicted. New research by Verdantix suggests firms which earn more than $1 billion in revenue spent $13.1 billion on energy management in 2012. It predicts this figure will reach $16.5 billion […]