Author: Emily Fincham, Marketing Executive
It’s been calculated that today marks Blue Monday, believed to be the most depressing day of the year. Back to reality after the festive period, with the bank balance lighter and the waistband heavier. So, it’s no surprise that many of us have adopted the dreaded ‘January Blues’.
But the outlook for January doesn’t need to be so grim. The New Year is a time for fresh starts. A time to reflect on the previous year, set the precedent for the coming year and put the plans in place to make this year more successful and rewarding. Are you looking at your sustainability goals for the year ahead? Is reducing your carbon footprint part of that?
UK businesses need to question themselves, ‘are we doing enough to improve our green credentials?’. The reality is that research by BEIS has found that the UK will just fail to achieve the carbon reductions required to meet the fourth and fifth carbon budgets. This makes the case for energy optimisation stronger than ever. The growing appetite for this can be seen in some of the latest building trends. Certified greener buildings are in demand when they combine improved architectural design with lower energy use and greatly reduced emissions. Companies must make the decision to go green sooner or later, but they want a reliable way to do it.
You can make a positive energy choice with SSE Green. The product is fully backed by Renewable Electricity Guarantee of Origins (REGOs)*, certifying that the electricity has been generated exclusively through a portfolio of wind and hydro assets. We’ve worked closely with Carbon Clear, CDP Accredited Provider and trusted supplier of carbon energy management and sustainability services, to independently verify and assure our renewably sourced electricity products.
Source London is powered by SSE Green and has recently announced plans to add 1,000 additional charge points across the Capital as the number of charges per month doubles. Source London selected SSE Business Energy to power their charging points, because we have the broadest portfolio of renewable energy generating assets in the UK and Ireland. You can hear more about our energy partnership from Source London’s CEO, Christophe Arnaud.
To ensure the ‘January Blues’ don’t become the ‘February Blues’ too, it’s important to get your team back in the swing of things as soon as possible. Start thinking about what else can be done to achieve your energy efficiency goals in 2018. Perhaps SSE Business Energy can help? Our friendly energy experts are on hand to talk through your energy challenges and how you could benefit from our products. Call our team on 0800 072 3317, or visit www.ssebusinessenergy.co.uk/betterbusiness.
* backed by a ‘Renewable Electricity Guarantee of Origin’ where consumption used is matched to an equivalent volume generated by our wind and hydro assets then exported to the National Grid.
*Maximum contribution is £250 per customer per accreditation. Which, for example, would cover half the costs of an SME with a turnover of £1million and below securing Fair Tax Mark accreditation.