"If there's one thing we know for sure, it's that fuel won't stay cheap! Very many companies have yet to understand that ailing buisnesses can be saved simply by reducing waste and using energy more efficiently."
"Many businesses have no idea how much money they're flushing away on unnecessary document printing, old-fashioned lightbulbs, energy hungry machinery, and pointless travel (on other airlines!)."
Business Stripped Bare by Richard Branson (2008)
"As a Dragon I know a great business opportunity when I see one and think only a fool would say 'I'm out' to the Carbon Trust's offer of an interest free loan to reduce your business's carbon footprint. The current economic climate means making your business more energy efficient is vital for improving your bottom line."
The Carbon Trust loans are unsecured, interest-free and repayable over a period of up to four years and help small businesses upgrade to more energy efficient equipment in the most cost-effective way – reducing energy bills and cutting their carbon footprint. Investing in energy-saving equipment allows businesses to cut costs, reduce energy bills and take action on climate change.
Loans are available to SMEs in England and Scotland, or all businesses in Wales that have been trading for at least 12 months.
SOURCE : Carbon Trust Press Release (11 November 2008)
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A printer in Preston
Previous lighting was mainly fluorescent tubes and down lighters with some exterior floodlighting. All changed to commercial LED lighting equivalent.
33,655 kwh per annum.
£3,702 per annum
A Convenience store in the Midlands
Previous lighting was mainly fluorescent tubes and down lighters with some. All changed to commercial LED lighting equivalent.
38,088 kwh per annum.
£4,189 per annum