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86 businesses sign up to The Climate Pledge to cut emissions by 2040 at the latest

Amazon co-created the Climate Pledge with Global Optimism in 2019, following pressure to do more for the environment. The Pledge requires signatories to reach net-zero emissions by 2040 at the latest. It also wants to ensure that organisations don’t over rely on offsetting. Instead, there is a requirement for businesses to prioritise energy efficiency, renewable…

9 out of 10 small businesses have no idea of their environmental impact

Research published this week by the British Chambers of Commerce  based on a survey of 1,000 UK small businesses reveals that only one in ten (11%) are measuring their carbon footprint. Furthermore, only one in seven (13%) have set targets to reduce their emissions. Almost two thirds (64%) of businesses surveyed say they don’t see net zero targets as a high priority after the…

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Upcoming event: energy improvements for manufacturing businesses

The event in brief Topic: Energy improvements for manufacturing businesses – and an invitation to apply for an Energy Pioneer AwardDate: 22nd April 2021Time: 11am-12pmLink to register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/energy-improvements-for-manufacturing-businesses-and-an-invitation-to-app-tickets-145229624717 More details Oxfordshire’s buildings are old, inefficient, and constantly wasting energy – and that includes our workplaces: offices, warehouses, manufacturing plants etc. In fact, in the UK…

Understanding the energy usage of your organisation

A crucial step in the process of making energy efficiency improvements to a building is understanding your existing energy performance and use in order to identify improvements. Oxford Brookes’ Environmental Information Exchange team (one of our three project partners) are experts at undertaking energy assessments and audits, and in this webinar we were joined by…