18 Jul '11, 12pm

Should the Green Deal support big businesses too?

Big businesses believe government should help them invest in "Green Deal " technologies, such as smart meters and onsite renewable energy systems, after a survey today revealed a majority of large firms struggle to identify the finance necessary to roll out green improvements. The npower Business Energy Index, an annual report tracking the opinions of senior executives at 300 businesses in the UK, found that nearly two thirds do not currently regard investing in onsite generation and demand management technology as a business priority. FURTHER READING Early adopters refresh Carbon Trust Standard rubber stamp Energy firms predict "negawatt market" could help keep the lights on Moreover, 51 per cent of respondents said a lack of finance was a barrier to green investment, while 38 per cent said they did not have the resources to manage such projects. While the government's pr...

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