0% Business loans for energy efficiency equipment

Article Date: 01 February 2010

0% Business loans for energy efficiency equipment

We believe that it is now more important than ever to help businesses gain access to capital that will allow them to cut their energy costs and put them in a good position for the move to a low carbon economy.

We are currently doing this by providing companies with unsecured interest-free loans of between £3,000 and £500,000 repayable over four years to replace old plant and machinery with new energy efficient models.

Since the start of this scheme we have helped over 3,000 UK businesses save nearly £100 million of direct energy costs and to cut over 500,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. While we hope you agree these are great achievements there is still a lot more support that we want to provide to businesses across the UK, with £100 million of loans available over the next two years.

We want to ensure that the businesses are aware of the opportunity and understand the benefit it could deliver to them whether they are end users or suppliers of equipment. Please find attached a word document containing promotional copy for you to use in newsletters, or emails and also a Loans 2 pager that provides further information on this opportunity.

I very much hope that you will support us in achieving our goal. If you are interested in learning more about the loans scheme and how the businesses in your area can benefit please click here

Online Training Tool

The Carbon Trust has launched a 'Cut Carbon, Cut Costs' online training tool. The tool is aimed at smaller businesses and organisations and gives an introduction to key energy efficiency topics and is delivered through video and an interactive calculator. Over the course of six modules, users are able to build an action plan giving estimated cost and carbon savings for their workplace.

The content of the modules is based on the small business events that we have run in the past and, as the tool is modular and accessible via the website (, it is a flexible solution for businesses. 

The topics covered are: electricity out-of-hours, energy management, heating, lighting, office and IT equipment, and compressed air. Modules that are not applicable to certain businesses do not need to be completed. 


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