Given that SMEs make up around 99% of enterprises in both Malta and Europe, it is important that they are addressed accordingly through energy efficiency measures for a greener economic recovery. For this reason, the LEAP4SME project consortium has developed a survey to gain valuable insights on barriers to energy efficiency for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The Energy and Water Agency is inviting businesses and organisations to participate in the below 15-minute survey. The survey is divided into two sections. The first section is targeted towards organisations including business associations, industrial associations, and NGOs, while the second section is targeted towards to SMEs.
The survey will provide information to policy makers on the individual barriers faced by Maltese businesses to get access to energy audits and support to implement energy efficiency measures.
This is done as part of the LEAP4SME project (Linking Energy Audit Policies to enhance and support SMEs towards energy efficiency), which aims to establish and improve national schemes for SMEs to encourage them to undergo energy audits and implement the recommended, cost-effective energy saving measures.
Through the project, EWA shall explore effective methods to address current policy bottlenecks and difficulties encountered by SMEs in carrying out energy audits. Moreover, the project will assist in the development of a set of policy proposals and recommendations on energy auditing and energy saving measures for SMEs to realize both energy and non-energy benefits.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.
More information is available on the LEAP4SME official website.https://leap4sme.eu/