Schneider Electric UK, specialist in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has launched its ‘Rethink Energy’ initiative, a programme aimed at changing business, consumer and government attitudes to energy waste, and help combat climate change.  

Whilst other forms of waste such as plastics, fast fashion and food are highly visible, energy is frequently overlooked. A Schneider Electric commissioned study of 2,000 UK adults and over 600 UK businesses revealed that just ten per cent of consumers want to do more to curb their current energy use, while 74 per cent believe they already do enough.

In the same report, 68 per cent of business leaders reported their organisations wasted energy, particularly in the form of inefficient building and office space. Under half (43 per cent to be precise) of company chiefs also shared that their organisation had not implemented any measures aimed at tackling these inefficiencies in 2018. Schneider Electric’s full report will be released later this summer.

To launch its Rethink Energy initiative, Schneider Electric held a panel debate at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium, one of the world’s most energy efficient stadiums.  Schneider Electric is THFC’s official energy management partner. The debate focused on the role of energy in achieving a zero-carbon economy by 2050 and what will drive change in the UK’s demand for energy, led by panellists including David Joffe, team leader at the UK Committee on Climate Change, and Mike Hughes, zone president, Schneider Electric. 

For more information on Schneider Electric and its programme, click here.