UK energy price rises are taking a 'breather', making
this an ideal time to invest in sustainability
measures. That's the conclusion drawn by low carbon
strategy specialist Lorien Engineering Solution,
following release of its latest Lorien Energy Index
(LEI) that shows a recent slowing down in energy price
"Now is the time to embed sustainability, energy and
resilience into strategic planning whilst the delay
from the upward trend in energy costs has given the
sector a breather," said sustainability consultant Tom
Jordan. "The precautionary principle taught in
environmental economics is that 'doing nothing' is a
gamble. Once the energy markets have rebalanced, it is
expected that the overall costs of energy from fossil
fuels will realign with the upward trend previously
The LEI monitors the overall cost of energy for
business users. It helps companies to make sense of
current energy consumption and look at ways of making
savings in the future through energy efficiency and
using low carbon and renewable technologies to boost
energy security. You can read more about this topic here.
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and decentralised energy highlighted at
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plays key role in board plant expansion
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the quiet revolution
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efficiency are driving increased IoT adoption in
buildings, says Schneider Electric's Asad Zaidi. More?