Cheap electricity could motivate businesses to go green

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Cheap electricity could be one of the benefits of using less energy in the workplace.

While switching to a cheap gas supplier could reduce the bills of companies large and small, using less energy may also help to reduce the operating expenses of businesses.

And with the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) coming in at the start of April, many firms will be looking to cut their carbon footprint, the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) suggested.

Speaking to delegates at the Sustainabilitylive! Event at Birmingham's NEC, founder and director of EIC Adrian Wilkes said: " Energy efficiency is such an obvious thing for us all, as individuals at home but also as businesses, to be addressing."

Under the CRC, approximately 20,000 public and private sector organisations will be included, with many obliged to disclose their electricity usage to the administrator.

Around 5,000 organisations will have to comply with the regulations fully, meaning they have to record and monitor their carbon dioxide emissions and buy allowances every year that match their emissions.

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