19.2% of european electricity from renewables

19.2 per cent of Europe's electricity came from renewable sources last year, according to data from the European Commission (EC).

The news has been welcomes by business and this could lead to the price of business electricity

In 2020, around 35 to 40 per cent of overall electricity consumption could come from more eco-friendly sources if the current rates of growth are maintained, the EC report revealed.

The 2020 figure is dependent upon the success of energy efficiency policies within Europe.

Manufacturing jobs threatened by sustainable energy drive

The government's determination to reduce carbon dioxide emission and boost sustainable cheap business electricity  could be putting thousands of manufacturing jobs at risk, a new report has warned.

Business Energy Switch team up with Brampton Finacial Management

Business Energy Switch has teamed up with the highly respected independent financial advisors Brampton Financial Management Ltd to offer some key services to 

CRC will change the way business use gas and electricity

The new Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme is expected to change the way companies use gas andelectricity, experts believe.

The scheme, which came into force in April this year, makes it legally mandatory for companies to use IT and other technologies to reduce their carbon emissions and improve their business energy efficiency. 

Business Electricity cheapest in southern scotland

SME businesses in the Scottish Lowlands are paying 30 per cent less for their business electricity than those in the Scottish Highlands.

In terms of the whole UK, business electricity in the southern half of Scotland are being offered some of the lowest business electricityrates in the UK.

FSB attacks small business tax charges

Plans to boost private sector investment in the regions, where the economy is more dependent on the public sector, formed one of the set pieces of the budget.

Several regional transport projects will go ahead as planned, the chancellor said, aiming to help boost areas outside London and the south-east that could be hit hardest by moves to slash public spending.

The chancellor also announced a package of measures to help small and medium-sized businesses, especially away from the south.

Jump in small business inflation

A sharp jump in the business inflation rate is slowing the recovery for small firms, eating into their cash reserves and forcing them to raise prices it is shown in a detailed analysis of cost movements.

The 2.7pc rise in costs in the first three months represented the biggest quarterly increase since the inflation measurement was introduced five years ago by More Than Business and Warwick Business School using a basket of 20 key expenditure items for small businesses to monitor changes.

The UK could be Carbon zero by 2030

A massive expansion in offshore wind leading to cheaper business electricity, a switch to electric vehicles and steps to halve household energy demand could help the UK cut emissions to zero by 2030, a report has claimed.

The report from the Centre for Alternative Technology said the country could be "zero-carbon" by the end of the next decade, while still keeping the lights on and not relying on nuclear power.

Benifit or curse of wind turbines

From the summit of Plynlimon, in the deep country of the Cambrian Mountains, there is a 70-mile panorama of the Cader range, hill after green-blue hill stretching into the distance, from the peaks around Bala to the shores of Cardigan Bay.

Uk's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens

The UK's offshore wind energy revolution continued yesterday with the official opening of the 172MW Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary off the Essex coast.

The wind farm, which has been fully operational since March, was formally inaugurated by Danish energy company Dong Energy at a ceremony at the site attended by energy minister Charles Hendry.

Hendry hailed the 48 turbine development as a forerunner for a host of new large-scale offshore wind farms.