Over 200 businesses from across Worcestershire and neighbouring counties were among the first to learn about the newly launched ‘Energy Strategy’.
The strategy was launched by Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership at the Business, Energy and Innovation Conference. The publicly available document outlines an ambitious Energy vision to create a thriving low-carbon economy across Worcestershire by 2030, which will support the creation of high value jobs, and stimulate investment and clean growth across the county.
The strategy also sets some ambitious targets for the county including reducing carbon emissions by 50% (based on 2005 levels), doubling the value of the low carbon economy and tripling the level of renewable energy generation in Worcestershire, all by 2030.
The Conference featured energy experts who explained the current opportunities and funding support available for businesses who are looking to be more efficient with their energy usage. This included grants that enable businesses to lower their carbon footprint and make instant financial savings.
Attendees were also able to network within the Energy Technologies Marketplace, with the latest innovative, energy-saving products and technologies. The event was organised by the Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP) and the Low Carbon Opportunities Programme (LoCOP).
The Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP) supports businesses to become more environmentally friendly and energy efficient and in doing so, save money on energy costs. BEEP is a partnership between Worcestershire Councils, Herefordshire Council, Telford & Wrekin Council, Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce and Shropshire Council.
For more information about the BEEP initiative, visit the Worcestershire Business Central website.
To view the newly launched Energy Strategy for Worcestershire, visit the Worcestershire LEP website.