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Companies in the dark on their energy purchases

25th June 2014

Leading companies do not know where their energy comes from, according to the outcomes of an Aldersgate Group workshop held at the Green Corporate Energy Conference (hosted by The Crowd). The seminar found that organisations would make better energy purchasing decisions if they had better information. Despite some positive steps forward with the publication of a Defra consultation on the reporting of renewables, there is a lack of a comprehensive and transparent approach that can be clearly communicated to stakeholders.

Andrew Raingold, Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group, said: "Companies have a right to know and account for the ingredients of the energy they buy.  That is why many businesses are calling for an electricity label that would visually communicate the quantity and carbon emissions on their energy bill.  We have it for cars and fridges but not the product with the largest carbon impact." 

Mr Raingold was joined on the panel with representatives from BT, Npower and EDF.  To find out more about the launch of the electricity label and how businesses can benefit, click here

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