Companies may still require ways to drive down business energy costs

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UK firms may still be in a position where a switch of dual fuel supplier is required if they are to enjoy reduced business energy costs.

That is because David Craven, senior associate of sustainability at Woods Bagot, believes the carbon reduction commitment is not a major consideration for many organisations.

He notes a significant amount of companies do not need to take it particularly seriously, as its legislation is easy to adhere to.

"Some people that we have been talking to said that even if it went up significantly from where it is now, it would still only be a minor factor compared to everything else," the expert explains.

He goes on to suggest the scheme would have to be raised in order to have an effect.

With firms seemingly benefiting very little from the carbon reduction commitment in terms of going green, a switch to a cheaper tariff could be one way to reduce business energy expenses.

Amendments to the scheme are currently being encouraged by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, with a closing date of December 17th for submissions in place.

Posted by Anne Yevel

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