Savings on emissions as county programme yields results - The Evesham Observer

Savings on emissions as county programme yields results

Evesham Editorial 2nd Aug, 2022   0

THE BUSINESS Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP), introduced by Worcestershire County Council, has helped businesses save 3,034tonnes of carbon emissions.

The project has benefited 415 businesses and has awarded £1.36million in grants, since it began in 2019.

As well as helping efficiency, overall productivity is said to have improved after companies received the £20,000 grant.

Companies have improved energy saving by installing equipment such as energy efficient heating, boiling, lighting and electric forklifts.

Jon Higson of Mail Solutions Group, a business helped by BEEP, said: “With the help of BEEP we replaced an old inefficient compressor, and the day after installation we saw a reduction in our energy usage.”

Coun Richard Morris, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for the Environment, at Worcestershire County Council, said he was proud of the BEEP scheme which had a multitude of benefits.

The programme offers a great opportunity for businesses to get ahead of the curve with their sustainability journey.

“Cutting emissions is not only beneficial to the environment, but also to the business, as doing so, can reduce energy bills, generate efficiencies, and improve the working environment.”

He urged businesses planning a carbon emissions reduction programme to get in touch.

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