CHAPTER 1: WHY IS ENERGY MANAGEMENT A STRATEGIC ISSUE?

All organisations need to be more competitive. A part of this is using resources efficiently – lower costs can mean higher profits or, at the very least, more effective product or service delivery. Nothing new in that.

However, energy management is as much about preventing pollution as it is conserving resources. Customers are increasingly aware of wider issues of sustainability – what was 40 years ago the realm of eccentrics is now mainstream and urgent. This is coupled with greater regulation concerning climate change and other environmental matters, which impacts many organisations. Even those who question the validity of climate change cannot deny that fossil fuel energy resources are ...

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