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How the retail industry can save energy and reduce its large carbon footprint

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 The retail industry can lower their energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint by following these five simple tips.

Retailing uses enormous amounts of energy, much of it incurred by keeping products fresh in warehouses and employing fleets of vehicles to fill retail premises.

For online businesses such as Amazon, Ocado and Asos with their huge warehouses, energy consumption can create a large carbon footprint and high energy bills.

The UK’s 40 largest shopping centres consume £40m worth of energy a year and the top 15 alone emit 5.5 million tonnes of CO2 a year. To read more

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