Enterprise Inns, the leased and tenanted pub company, is working with the Carbon Trust to cut energy bills for its licensees. It has suggested that it could slash 30% of energy costs – some £11m – from its estate of around 7,000 pubs. The pub company is to pilot a new web-based service, which allows licensees to accurately measure energy consumption at their own pub and learn how to manage and reduce it effectively. The service will provide tailored advice to pub retailers to enable them to develop their own energy management plans. It will be trialled by 40 Enterprise Inns pubs over a six-month period. The Carbon Trust estimates that each licensee could save around £2,400 in the trial period — a potential cost saving of around £100,000 in the pilot group. Dominic Burbridge, sector manager for hospitality and leisure at the Carbon Trust, added: "There is a huge opportunity to cut energy costs and carbon emissions in pubs across the UK. All it takes is the knowledge of what to do and the motivation to do it."