Energy expert Ruari Cairns encourages small businesses to stop relying on external support and empower themselves when it comes to longterm energy solutions.
In today’s world, where the pressures of a burgeoning climate crisis meet the harsh reality of rising energy costs, small businesses find themselves at a pivotal crossroads.
Recent actions by Ofgem, such as the reduction of the energy price cap for consumers, have provided a glimmer of hope for households grappling with ever-increasing bills. However, the same reprieve does not extend to businesses. Government support for them remains static – anchored only by the Energy Bill Discount Scheme (EBDS) introduced at the start of the year – and timelines to achieve key green pledges have been dragged out.