Government have a range of measures in place to incentivise and assist businesses to reduce their emissions. These include:
Incentivising businesses to save energy through measures such as the Climate Change Levy, Climate Change Agreements and the forthcoming Carbon Reduction Commitment;
Including high-carbon industries in the EU Emissions Trading System; and
Advice and support, in particular through the Government funded Carbon Trust, which provides a range of services to help businesses reduce their emissions. These include carbon surveys, interest free loans for small and medium enterprises, and a dedicated website and advice line.