Commercial lighting suppliers, Greenlite Lighting Maintenance is supporting the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) call on behalf of British retailers to make energy policy less complex and unwieldy.
According to a news story in LUX Magazine, the BRC says there is widespread confusion and disengagement with energy efficiency. It is pushing for policy to be simplified and clarified, to enable retailers to drive down costs and reduce the environmental impact of their operations.
To cut through this policy confusion, the BRC has set up an online ‘energy hub’ to provide information and advice and help retailers share their experiences. It wants to help retailers cut energy use by 25 per cent over the next five years.
‘With energy costs expected to increase significantly over the next five years, greater energy efficiency is vital for the long-term growth and viability of the industry, not to mention helping the fight against climate change. The BRC believes that a clearer and more accessible policy landscape can deliver great potential in energy efficiency for the future.’
The BRC said retailers are already ‘leading the way’ on energy efficiency, with a 33 per cent reduction in carbon emissions in stores between 2005 and 2012 and a drop in energy consumption from buildings of 50 per cent based on 2005 levels.
‘Further progress by Britain’s retailers will depend upon measures to simplify an overly complex, unwieldy and misaligned policy landscape which presents much uncertainty for companies, making it difficult for them to invest and bring about further efficiencies,’ the organisation said.
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