Latest figures released by Worcestershire County Council highlighted over 2,155 tonnes of carbon savings through their Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP) since April 2019.
The scheme provides a grant of up to 40% to cover the capital cost of measures such as LED lighting, motor controls and process improvements, and in the past year 62 Worcestershire companies have benefitted from the scheme.
Although the media focus is often on renewable generation through wind turbines and solar panels, energy efficiency has an important role to play in the move to a low carbon economy too. Energy efficiency measures are often less capital intensive, and in many cases can make impressive financial and carbon savings for the companies implementing them. The BEEP scheme has provided Worcestershire Businesses with recommendations of over £230,000 last year alone, and these savings will grow year on year as energy prices increase.
BEEP receives funding through the European Regional Development Fund.
The LEP has a county wide energy strategy, which can be found here, with a target of a 50% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. By working to increase both the amount of energy saved, and the amount of renewable energy generated, the county will progress towards a future low carbon economy with all the financial, health and social benefits associated with lean, clean and more efficient business.
If you would like more information about the Business Energy Efficiency Programme, please use the link here.