World Energy in 4 minutes - ‘Energy efficiency remains an action priority’ - Jes Rutter, Managing Director, JRP Solutions
I found this video online and although it is a few years old now, the messages are as relevant today as they were in 2014. It’s worth watching as a reminder of just how big the energy challenges are and how important it is to keep pushing for international co-operation on climate change.
Posted on 03 October 2017.
A strong message that comes through in this video is that we need innovation, incentives and new standards to drive change. Whilst few of us are in a position to tackle the ‘Energy Trilemma’ – the triple challenge of providing secure, affordable, environmentally sustainable energy – as energy and facilities managers, we are in a position to make a contribution to reducing energy demand. This is true now more than ever because there is one significant change since 2014. New funding initiatives now available mean that finance can no longer be a barrier to implementing energy improvement projects.
We’ve recently launched a new energy efficiency funding service, in partnership with ethical investment company, Elegen, that will clear the way for organisations to deliver a multitude of energy savings that otherwise would not be achieved.
The service is unique as there are no risks at all for the client and the savings are guaranteed. There’s is no upper or lower limit to the project value and the funding isn’t centred around fixed assets. Funding can be used for any energy saving initiative, from training to capital projects no matter how large or small. And finally, there is nothing to pay until the savings have been proved. The energy saved pays for all resources needed to deliver the agreed plan – development knowledge, expertise, implementation, management, tools and equipment. All further savings are shared.
We believe this funding service is a real game-changer for energy efficiency.