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Entries open for 2017 Energy Awards

Winners in 2016 with Geoffrey Boot MHK (left)

Salute to firms' fuel consumption savings

Island organisations which have saved money by 'going green' are being invited to enter the 2017 Energy Awards.

Nominations are open for the Department of Economic Development awards, which recognise local businesses which have made 'tangible progress' in reducing their energy consumption over the past year.

Award categories include Best Innovation, Best Practice and Biggest Savings, with private and public sector organisations judged separately.

Previous winners range from multi-national firms to small-scale family operations - all showcasing successful projects which saved them money, such as installing LED lights, to swapping diesel vehicles with electric ones.

Winner of last year's Best Innovation award in the private sector was Complete Construction Services Ltd, for its eco and passive building technologies.

The DED says government support is available through a number of channels, such as its Green Business Loan Scheme.

For more information on the awards visit www.gov.im/categories/business-and-industries/energy


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