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Consultation: Energy efficiency scheme for small and medium sized businesses: call for evidence

The UK Government is looking for responses to its latest consultation on energy efficiency schemes for SMEs:

This call for evidence seeks views on various proposals for a new Business Energy Efficiency Scheme focused on SMEs. We are keen to hear from anyone with an interest in how a new scheme for SMEs could be designed, including:
  • energy companies
  • network operators
  • SMEs
  • financial institutions
  • Energy Service Companies (ESCOs)
  • academics
SMEs account for 99% of UK business and have a very low awareness of the benefits of energy efficiency. The additional documents here provide summaries of findings from 2 projects which explored how to engage SMEs in energy efficiency:
  • Digital Discovery: funded by BEIS and delivered through external contractors (completed November 2017) considers the demand for a website targeting SMEs with information about energy efficiency
  • Digital Alpha: a 12-week project (completed July 2018) to build 3 prototypes with the aim of motivating SMEs to make a significant contribution to the 20% ambition

For more information and to respond to the consultation, click here.

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