Ireland launches new support scheme to help SMEs reduce their energy bills

It is offering vouchers of €2,000 to cover the cost of energy audits, which will provide tailored recommendations to cut energy bills and assess whether renewable energy technologies are a viable option for their businesses

EU proposes voluntary European Green Bond Standard

It aims to set a ‘gold standard’ for how companies and public authorities can use green bonds to raise funds to finance investments and help reduce the risk of greenwashing

Power prices for SMEs climb to record levels

Prices in the second quarter of the year reached the highest level since 2012

Birmingham energy consultancy pledges to help businesses to carbon net zero

Birmingham-based energy consultancy, Experienced Energy Solutions, has pledged to help 2,000 businesses across the UK reach net zero carbon emissions by 2026.

UK urges small businesses to pledge net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng have launched the Together for our Planet Business Climate Leaders campaign

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

Small businesses and landlords offered £50m for EV chargers

The government has also launched a consultation on improving the charging experience

Circular economy: New coalition launched for Latin America and the Caribbean

The Regional Coalition on Circular Economy will support access to financing by governments and the private sector, with special emphasis on small and medium businesses

future Net Zero hits first milestone!

We have much more content planned for year two including all the build up to COP26

Small businesses need to accelerate sustainability goals – but many aren’t doing enough

Shockingly, nearly a third of SMEs say they do not intend to put a sustainability strategy in place at all