Wyre specialist energy services provider Inteb Sustainability Limited has thrown down the gauntlet to British businesses by revealing that £1.7bn could be saved a year by Britain’s biggest energy and carbon-using businesses.
Inteb is calling for a ‘C-Change’ in the attitude of British businesses towards energy saving and unveiled an ice sculpture to highlight the sums that could be saved.
Bilsborrow-based Inteb says that the cost structure of many top British businesses is at least 16 per cent too high. This is calculated on the basis of the carbon emissions they could be cutting by better managing their energy usage and the price per kWh of that unnecessary energy consumption. The saving is calculated by using the 16 per cent saving and applying it to the actual carbon usage figures that current 2011-12 CRC Energy Reduction Scheme participants have themselves reported. Inteb said that a 16 per cent reduction can easily be achieved by businesses in the 2011-12CRC League Table based on savings it has achieved for other clients.
Most saving has been down to gaining a better understanding of when and where energy is being consumed.
Inteb’s energy consulting manager Tom Kelly said: “If other businesses not listed in the CRC League Tables did the same, the £1.7bn saving would swell significantly.
“This makes the £1.7bn saving the tip of the iceberg for British businesses.”