500 companies receive UK’s first “energy labels”

26th September 2016 | Commercial Energy

Hundreds of companies across the UK will today be issued with the country’s first Energy Labels promoting the source and carbon content of the clean electricity they purchase.

The labels, designed by SmartestEnergy, are similar in design to the energy efficiency labels found on household electrical appliances, rating companies from A to G based on their electricity sourcing policy.

SmartestEnergy will issue 500 companies with the new Energy Label, including Saint-Gobain UK, Willmott Dixon and the University of London. The idea for Energy Labels come from a report published by the Aldersgate Group in 2014: Nick Molho, executive director of the Aldersgate Group said, “”The Aldersgate Group wrote the Enable the Label report in 2014, proposing an electricity label to increase the transparency of energy bought by businesses in order to drive corporate demand for renewable electricity,” he said in a statement. “It’s great to see one of the leading suppliers of renewable energy building on this work and bringing this much-needed tool to market. We hope this is the start of all UK suppliers providing an A-G rated label for the electricity they have supplied to their business customers, to help drive uptake of renewable electricity.”

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