Source: Energy Live News
The implementation of energy efficiency improvements in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is lagging.
That’s according to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), which believes that is due to lack of information, technical expertise and funding.
It estimates SMEs use more than 13% of global total final energy demand.
The IEA suggests national governments should “provide incentives and support to other stakeholders, such as industry associations, to work directly with SMEs”.
It adds looking at obstacles for SMEs “should be an integral part of energy efficiency programmes”.