SIM-ple! Sim card swap for business energy data

A tech firm is claiming the humble SIM card has cracked the ability for businesses to switch the telecoms provider of its energy data – the same way mobile phone consumers can switch networks. Be it smart meters, substations or transformers, hardware often has SIM cards to collect data remotely. Firms are currently unable to […]

Colombian telecoms firm hopes to save £4m with energy efficiency

A Colombian telecoms firm hopes to mash down its electricity bill by £4 million (13,000 million pesos) through its PUREE energy efficiency scheme. Une Epm Telecomunicaciones (UNE) said last week it has already saved 6.8 million kilowatts of electricity and reduced its emissions by about 1,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent with the scheme since 2009. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Firms increase renewable energy generation

More companies across the globe are now committed towards generating most of their energy through renewables. That’s according to a new report released today by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and Vestas which looked at the level of renewable energy used by businesses around the world in an effort to provide transparency. The ‘Corporate Renewable […]

BT: Ditch carbon policy in favour of ‘CO2 label’

BT is proposing a ‘CO2 label’ to replace current UK low carbon measures, according to the firm’s chief energy manager. The Telecoms giant wants a new, single electricity levy instead of the several policies and taxes that businesses deal with. Richard Tarboton, Energy & Carbon Programme Director at BT told audiences at The Energy Event […]

O2 enters smart meter market

Telecommunications giant O2 has entered the smart meter market with a multi-million supply deal. The company will use its technology to upgrade and simplify the smart meter network of G4S Utility Services, one of the biggest smart meter firms in the UK. G4S will use O2’s SMS gateway to securely relay information from its smart […]

Small business bosses don’t read energy small print

Research shows that more than half of small business bosses don’t read the small print of their utilities contracts. The survey by E.ON found that small business owners were least likely to read the terms and conditions provided by their water supplier (just 2%), followed by energy supplier (24%), broadband supplier (26%) and most likely […]