So your Secret Santa is the Energy Manager. Oh man... What on Earth are you supposed to gift that eco-nerd? Or maybe, you have a geek energy pro among your loved ones and you already got them that LED-light up jumper, and are out of ideas…We’re here to help! Here are 10 perfect gift ideas for energy managers for all budgets, sure to make your efficiency guru look at least this happy on Christmas morning:
For this 2nd instalment of our industry focus series, we’re looking at energy saving solutions for supermarkets. The holidays are upon us, and for grocery store managers, things are already going nutcrackers. Shopping-crazed customers are leaving fridges open, the heat is blasting to keep those holiday shoppers warm, and opening hours are extended...But what if I told you this festive madness could work in your favour? Or that the holiday season is actually the BEST time to save energy (and consequently, money!)?Don’t just take it from me - Energy Star estimates that every dollar saved on energy expenses in supermarkets is equivalent to a $59 increase in sales! How’s that for a Christmas miracle? As it happens, seriously cool energy saving solutions for supermarkets have hit the market recently...in this blog we'll tell you our top 5 favourites!
You probably heard the massive news yesterday (even Barack Obama tweeted about it, you guys): Bill Gates and a bunch of fellow tech titans announced the launch of Breakthrough Energy Ventures: a billion-dollar clean energy investment fund that every energy manager should know about! Read on to learn how to unlock this shiny new funding source for your next energy project.
Did you know that more than half of senior business managers have no idea how their companies buy energy? Ouch. And nearly 50% also confess to a "limited understanding" of how much energy costs their business, according to a recent YouGov survey of more than 750 senior executives across the UK.
Hang on, are you telling me you are an energy manager that’s only worried about electricity!? Let’s take a step back and realise that gas represents nearly 40% of the total energy consumed in the industrial and service sectors in Europe. That’s almost half, you guys!
And just like that, the holidays are upon us! December means the weather is getting frightful, but we know why you energy managers are really starting to sweat: this is the special time of year when your clients’ energy costs typically skyrocket through the ROOF.
Not only is natural gas for power generation becoming increasingly expensive - with prices projected to rise further through to 2020 in the UK - but for geopolitical and environmental reasons, some cities are beginning to question where natural gas belongs in their energy mix at all, and for how long. Some are going further still by planning a complete natural gas phase out by the year 2050. In this post we'll explore this idea as well as the heating implications for small and medium-sized businesses.