According to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) the UK’s current approach to delivering low-carbon transition lacks clear direction and transparency.
The FSB issued a report on Wednesday 4th January, stating that small businesses had confidence that significant opportunities would be created through the decarbonisation programme, with 12% already generating their own power and 58% having made upgrades in energy efficiency.
However, they also pointed out that the UK requires a new carbon plan to help deliver the investment needed in energy infrastructure. National chairman Mike Cherry cautioned that, without a “strategic overhaul” of the system, the UK jeopardised missing its climate targets. Cherry continued: “Many small businesses are willing and capable of becoming more energy efficient, and even generating energy. With the right support, they can play a critical role in helping the UK reach its green targets and shore up supply.”