Sustainable energy | Royal Bank of Scotland


Sustainable Energy

Supporting the transition to a green economy

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Add your signposting title here… Helping businesses stay in the green

Businesses and society need to be more sustainable, which is why we offer guidance and support to help your company reduce its carbon footprint. We've supported the journey to a greener economy for over 25 years.

Key benefits
Access to sustainable energy expertise

We can give general support on key issues like whether your business is suitable for renewable energy, sizing, planning permission, equipment costs and potential revenue. Need the right technical advice? We could put you in touch with relevant experts, including independent technical energy consultants, planning consultants, engineers and installers.

Want to reduce your energy usage but don't know where to start?

An independent Energy Saving Audit is a first step to reviewing your business’s energy use. Identify ways to reduce your energy consumption, manage energy costs, install onsite renewable energy and reduce carbon emissions.

Reduce your energy spend

Reduce your expenditure on things like heating, lighting and machinery. Fix energy costs and even create new sources of revenue - all for excellent returns in the long term. All while reducing your carbon footprint and promoting environmental credentials.

Wide range of options

We can support you in funding low carbon technologies at a range of scales from Solar PV, Onshore Wind, Offshore Wind, energy from waste, biomass, LED lighting, smart metering and anaerobic digestion to name a few.

Tailored financial solutions

We could arrange business finance for your energy related projects. You could secure borrowing against alternative assets like land or buildings.

A local presence

Our local presence throughout the UK means we can meet you face-to-face and assess your potential on an individual basis. This way we could provide a bespoke solution that's tailored to you.

Specialist sustainable energy products

Independent Energy Savings Audit

Available to customers that have an annual energy spend of £10k and upwards or more complex energy requirements (there is a cost associated with this service).

Funding for Small Scale Renewable Energy (SSRE)

Available for Solar PV (photovoltaic), onshore wind, micro hydro, biomass and anaerobic digestion (AD).

Asset Finance

Through our colleagues at Lombard, our specialists in asset finance, we can provide specialist funding for Solar PV, biomass, LED lighting, onshore wind, anaerobic digestion, smart metering, heat pumps, air and ground source heat pumps, Gas to Grid Plants, Combined Heat & Power (CHP) and alternative fuel/low-carbon vehicles including hybrid buses.

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Renewable Energy and Infrastructure Funds

Available for operational solar, onshore wind, offshore wind and biomass.

Project Finance

Solar, offshore wind, onshore wind, energy from waste, smart metering, AD, offshore transition operators (OFTOs) and inter-connectors.

Debt Capital Markets

  • Green Bonds – Enabling our customers to access the debt capital markets to raise funds for sustainable energy purposes.

  • Private Placements - Provide customers access to the Private Placement market for sustainable energy purposes.
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To talk to us about how we could support your business, please call us on:

UK: 0345 600 2230

Relay UK Service: 18001 0345 600 2230

Mon to Fri 9am-5.30pm (excl. public holidays)

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Calls may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.

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