Enigin News - European SMEs Need to Improve Energy Efficiency Impact
THE European Commission’s vice-president, Antonio Tajani, revealed that European SMEs need to drastically improve energy efficiency after analysis results on how they try to reduce their environmental impact.
The Eurobarometer, a new survey of European small to medium enterprises and what they are doing for the environment and energy efficiency, revealed that fewer than a quarter are "actively engaged" in environmental impact reduction efforts, although most are concerned with making energy efficiency improvements.
The Guardian newspaper reports Tajani as saying: "It is of huge importance that we bring small businesses forward in promoting green jobs, green products and services and in reducing their environmental impact. We cannot achieve our environmental goals without a strong focus on small- and medium-sized companies.
"[There is] huge untapped potential which will pay off with more innovation, more competitive SMEs [small to medium-sized enterprises] and more jobs."
The Guardian comments that Europe’s SMEs are frequently ignored in environmental policies, in particular those concerned with climate change, with the focus of reducing greenhouse gas emissions over the last 10 years on the large companies.
In the survey SMEs said that in general they were taking action to reduce emissions and waste - with over 60 percent revealing that, amongst other actions, they are trying to save energy.
The Eurobarometer also highlighted that financial incentives for energy efficiency were the most significant policies for half of those who responded.
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Sunday 1st April 2012