A number of popular high street chains including Tesco and Marks & Spencer have been asked to advise the government on business energy efficiency.
Along with B&Q owner Kingfisher and high street bank HSBC, Tesco and Marks & Spencer have been given a special role in helping ministers meet their target of cutting energy use across government departments by ten per cent in their first year in office, reports the Guardian.
The high street chains will advise government departments on a range of issues such as boiling less water and installing measures such as motion sensors designed to turn lights off when offices are empty.
Conservative climate minister Greg Barker told the paper: "There's an absolute imperative in making sure these savings come from energy bills and [not] from elsewhere; so that really focuses minds. Also if they can cut this there will be more money for frontline services."
Renewable cheap energy is playing an essential part of the government's long-term aim of reducing CO2 emissions by 60 per cent by 2050.
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