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14 August 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970

Part of the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson’s ‘big idea’ on energy awards celebrate private sector businesses that have made the biggest difference to their energy consumption by switching to cleaner, energy efficient technologies and cutting their energy bills in the process.

Last year 58 businesses entered with reductions achieved through a range of methods, providing previously uncollected data on energy consumption for over 1,000 locations in London.

When added together, the 27 award winners achieved an 18% reduction in carbon emissions and used 181,892mW hours less energy. The energy saved would be enough to power 10,700 UK households for a year and equates to an impressive £12.5 million in energy bills avoided.

The challenge was so successful that this year a new category of award will be added for small and micro businesses which employ fewer than 50 people, to recognise the hard work many of these companies are doing in reducing energy use.

The awards are open for entry until September 9 2015. The Mayor will host an awards reception on 16 November 2015. For further information, visit the website:

The award for small and micro businesses will be announced at in the next few weeks.

Picture: The second Business Energy Challenge awards celebrates what companies can achieve in reducing their energy costs.

Article written by Mike Gannon | Published 14 August 2015


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