Pixie Chart of the week | Local Authorities delivering local energy

In this week’s Pixie Chart of the Week, we discuss a recent report issued by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) which highlighted the growing concerns Local Authorities (LAs) have in respect of energy costs. PwC surveyed four business types on six areas of energy strategy: cost, sustainability, security, related costs, smart energy and other.

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