Business energy consumers 'want to see green action'

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Business energy consumers want to see more suppliers actively taking an interest in green energy, an expert has observed.

Alex Randall, a spokesman for the Centre for Alternative Energy, noted that "the public are not stupid" and are able to tell when a company is running a series of adverts to boost its credentials, rather than making genuine investments in developing renewable energy.

His comments follow research by the Carbon Trust which found that only seven per cent of people believe firms who promise to act on climate change and their contributions to greenhouse gases.

Mr Randall suggested some ways that businesses could take action to become more sustainable, beginning with studying the impact their work has on the environment.

"[They] need to get a picture of where the emissions are coming from and what point in the supply chain has a big impact," he asserted, adding that only then can steps be made to lessen the damage caused.

Posted by Richard Eden

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