Shops waste most energy when closed

Shops are wasting the most energy before customers have even entered the premises. That’s according to a study which found retailers waste 40% of their total energy use by leaving on lights and unnecessary air-conditioning and heating… at 8am. WEMSinternational, which conducted the research, said this means a typical retailer’s bill could spending around £4 […]

Firms waste half of electricity at night

British firms could be wasting half of their electricity powering offices and shops overnight, according to new figures. Data from over 6,000 smart meter readings show that nearly 50% of business electricity use happens outside of the traditional business hours of 8am-6pm. Thermal images of some of Britain’s largest cities such as Manchester (pictured) taken […]