The European Union has defined ambitious climate protection targets that must be reached by 2020. The intrepid plan will only work if everyone contributes, companies especially. The German Chamber of Industry and Commerce has launched a competition for apprentices as part of the German SME Initiative Energy Transition and Climate Protection. Apprentices are invited to complete a course to become Energy Scouts. They attend workshops to learn how companies can introduce smarter energy management. Once qualified, they suggest improvements in the companies in which they work.
Clearly a win/win situation. The company identifies potential savings, while the apprentices acquire valuable skills for their careers.