Green Business Network
Release date: 12/11/2009
The Carbon Trust is set to launch a new programme they claim will help thousands of UK SMEs to reduce their energy bills by a combined £40 million.
Their Big Business Refit initiative provides firms with expert advice and access to interest-free loans to replace old, inefficient equipment with new, environmentally-friendly models.
Through their long-standing Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme, the Trust offers SMEs (plus large companies in Wales and Northern Ireland) funding ranging from £3,000 to £400,000 to upgrade their equipment.
The fund currently has £100 million worth of loans available, a sum expected to help up to 3,000 businesses cut a total of £40 million off their annual energy costs.
For further information about their interest-free Energy Efficiency Loans, visit the Carbon Trust Website http://www.carbontrust.co.uk/energy/takingaction/about-loans.htm