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U.K. Small Businesses Cash for Emissions Cuts: Monday 22 August
LONDON, Aug. 22, 2005 - Oil giant Shell has set up a new fund
to provide small businesses in the U.K. with more incentive to
tackle climate change.
Shell Springboard will pay companies up to £40,000 if they come
up with practical, commercially viable steps to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions and do their bit to slow climate
Awards of between £20,000 and £40,000 will be made to six
companies spread across the UK and judges will be looking for
innovative ideas which are backed up by sound financial planning
and an understanding of markets.
Any British company with less than 250 employees can enter the
competition and the winners must spend the award on the projects
outlined in their submissions then report back to Shell on their
success or, equally importantly, problems or failures.
"Tackling climate change is not just a job for governments and
big business," said Lord Oxburgh, chair of the national judging
panel in the pilot year of Shell Springboard.
"It is also an important opportunity for the four million or
more small businesses in the UK.
"We hope that Shell Springboard helps to inspire an
entrepreneurial approach to the urgent challenge of reducing
greenhouse gas emissions."
Full details of Shell Springboard and how to enter this year's
contest can be found on the competition's
Entries must be received by November 4.
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