25 Apr '11, 11am

A 5-Step Litmus Test for Sustainable Power Utilities

A 5-Step Litmus Test for Sustainable Power Utilities

Join the words 'sustainable' and 'power utilities' together and you can be forgiven for thinking it's an oxymoron. The very nature of power utilities is to make money from energy consumption, so it's hardly surprising that clients are skeptical about what motivates utilities to encourage energy saving in the first place. But as Verdantix research shows, market dynamics are shifting, and the traditional role of power utilities is changing (although the speed of change varies considerably between suppliers). From buyers' viewpoint, the need to seek out lower cost energy solutions and means to reduce energy consumption in their businesses couldn't be more acute. Across all industries, senior energy managers are under considerable pressure from regulations, stakeholders and finance departments to cut energy expenditure, raise the renewables mix and reduce carbon emissions. In ...

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