A tenth of small businesses generate own power, says new FSB study
Source: The Telegraph
More than one in 10 small businesses now generates electricity on site, according to new figures that underscore the increasing shift towards localised power production in the UK.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said that 12pc of its members generated their own power, primarily using solar panels, which have boomed in recent years thanks to Government subsidy schemes.
However, the group said ministers must do more to encourage other firms to follow suit to help meet the UK’s climate change targets while also addressing fears about Britain’s reliance on energy imports.
Some 86pc of FSB members were concerned about import dependence, with just over half calling for the UK to aim for full self-sufficiency, it said.