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... Power Efficiency calls on companies to cut unnecessary carbon output and energy spend …

London – UK, 3 December 2009 – Power Efficiency, the leading energy procurement and carbon strategy consultancy, today called on British businesses to switch off all but essential equipment over the Christmas period to significantly lower their energy costs and unnecessary carbon output between Christmas Eve and January 4th 2010.

Power Efficiency predicts that companies could see up to a 75% reduction in their energy costs over this 11 day period by looking at all energy consuming devices and asking whether they will be used. Desktop computers, heating, air conditioning, lighting and machinery are all areas where companies should be looking to mobilise their workforce to switch off and save. For example, a 10,000 square metre, fully air conditioned office building, running on only essential equipment for the 11 days could expect to see an estimated saving of £5,500 on its energy bills.

John Field, Carbon Director at Power Efficiency said “It is surprising to think that we leave all this non-essential equipment on over the Christmas period when offices and manufacturing plants are empty. It really is the equivalent of burning a pile of cash in the office car park, but gives off a lot more carbon. From next year when the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is live, taking this kind of action will have a direct impact on a company’s performance in the league tables.”

About Power Efficiency
Founded in 1999 with the prime objective of bringing a fully-rounded, strategic approach to the business of energy management, Power Efficiency is one of the UK’s leading consultancies in helping businesses define and achieve successful energy procurement and carbon strategies. With a management team that has over 100 years experience in energy markets in both the UK and overseas, covering core areas such as energy procurement, energy reduction, auditing and the introduction of new technology, Power Efficiency constitutes a known and respected voice with every key supplier in the utilities markets, and also with legislative bodies, including the UK and EU governments.

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James Cooper, Duncan Gurney
Ascendant Communications
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