Companies can apply for a share of £550m fund to cover energy efficiency upgrades in private sector version of Green Deal
Businesses can today apply for a share of a £550m fund backed by the Carbon Trust and Siemens designed to help companies install energy efficient and low carbon technologies.
The green finance initiative was unveiled last month, but is now open for applications from organisations looking to fit measures such as cavity wall insulation, efficient lighting and biomass heating.
The Carbon Trust will see its budget almost halved next year following the coalition’s spending cuts, necessitating job losses and fewer services, so this type of private-sector partnership may well provide a model for its future operations.
Further information on the Energy Efficiency Financing for Business fund is available from the Carbon Trust website http://www.carbontrust.co.uk