Around half of all people are keen to rein in their business gas and electricity use because of the recession, a new survey has found.
According to a poll carried out by the Carbon Trust, 49 per cent of companies questioned said they plan to reduce their business energy use this year in order to lower bills from their energy suppliers.
Price concerns still weigh heavily on most business chiefs' minds, with more than half (53 per cent) saying they are concerned about price hikes and the future security of cheap energy.
Some 57 per cent said their biggest concern is the unstable economy, while 16 per cent said they are concerned about a change in government.
Just under one in five (19 per cent) of businesses said they are worried about environmental legislation.
Meanwhile, the British Chambers of Commerce recently urged small and medium-sized firms to make use of the Carbon Trust's interest-free loans to install energy efficient projects in order to save business energy.
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