All posts by Inga Sileryte

Can The Green Deal Help Small Businesses To Cut Their Energy Consumption?

The Green Deal is the UK government’s initiative to support energy efficiency measures by making borrowing available for both the domestic and non-domestic sector. The scheme was launched in October this year, but it is still unclear to what extent small business will be able to benefit from the Green Deal. What is the Green […]

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Financial Support For SME Energy Efficiency Schemes

Small businesses are starting to engage in efforts to reduce their environmental impact and drive energy efficiency gains. In comparison to large corporations, however, small and medium sized companies (SMEs) experience significant financial constraints. Some SME’s need financial support to assist them in adopting environmentally sound practices and alleviate the associated costs. In this article I outline […]

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Can An EMS Promote Technological Innovation?

An Environmental Management System (EMS) is generally regarded an environmental innovation in itself and is steadily becoming a standard, dominant approach to an organisation’s environmental management. However the debate persists over the role an EMS has on environmental technological innovations and its potential to lead the transition from present production systems. Gregory Unruh offers a […]

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Role Of Business In Adapting To Climate Change

While many businesses are engaged in climate change mitigation efforts by reducing their carbon footprints, less has been achieved by the private sector in addressing climate change adaptation strategies. Adaptation to climate change is however becoming a necessity as hopes of reducing warming to the required and ‘safe’ 2°C threshold are fast declining. The requirement […]

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