The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on the government to provide incentives for firms to increase their business energy efficiency.
A new report by the association, Making Sense of Going Green - Small Business and Low-carbon Economy, suggests that expanding the current loan scheme for small companies is just one of the ways the government can achieve its carbon emissions targets.
The FSB said ministers need to make going green an economically viable option for firms in order for them to fully embrace business gas and electricity efficiency.
The government was also called to support new business owners to implement green alterations in their offices by encouraging firms in the worst G-ratef buildings to take steps to move to an F-rated building.
John Walker, the national chairman of the FSB, said: "Small businesses can play a huge part in the UK's fight against climate change and we urge the government to harness this potential when it publishes its Energy Bill."
The Urban Land Institute recently launched LessEn, a web portal aimed at helping firms reduce their business energy consumption.
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