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Hospitality & leisure eyeing solar PV amid price crisis, survey finds

The survey canvassed 300 business owners and executive-level professionals at UK-based hospitality and leisure firms. # Most of the businesses polled were hotels and restaurants, with the survey covering SMEs and larger chains. “Government grants to finance energy saving solutions only have a 5-10% conversion rate and for most it takes six to 12 months to…

Government rolls out £635m to boost energy efficiency for public buildings

Through the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, schools, hospitals, leisure centres and town halls, will receive financial support to install low carbon heating like heat pumps alongside energy efficiency measures such as triple glazing and loft insulation. Officially open for applications in September, it’s thought public sector bodies and taxpayers will be able to save £650m…

Step 2: Invest

Investment: building the business case and finding funding In a recent survey, most small and medium businesses said that taking climate action is not only the right thing to do from a moral and ethical standpoint (96%), but that they believe it will improve brand reputation (73%) and will help their business stand out from…

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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…

Upcoming event: school energy improvements – measures & funding options (inc. Salix)

The event in brief Topic: Energy improvements for schools: typical measures, funding options (inc. Salix), and sharing Windmill Primary School’s experienceDate: Wednesday 26 May 2021Time: 8.30-9.30amLink to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkd-itqzMrE9BY8cQqsHf4z4GvFNX1FRcH More details Oxfordshire’s buildings are old, inefficient, and constantly wasting energy. In fact, in the UK buildings are responsible for 29% of total carbon emissions– and…