As the energy market grows more complex with new regulations, extra fees, and penalties for exceeding energy usage, carbon commitment reductions and prices going up and down all the time. It has never been so hard to keep control of our business energy expenditures which brings to the spotlight the need of hiring an independent energy broker.Energy brokers are highly skilled and knowledgeable professionals trained to help businesses of all sizes reduce their energy costs by improving their energy efficiency and consequently reducing their carbon footprint.It is important to notice how energy saving, efficiency and CO2 footprint reduction are all tied up and as afore mentioned an energy broker can help businesses alike improve in all three areas. Energy brokers can help companies make significant savings in their energy bills, through well informed procurement decisions, by eliminating and recovering overpayments, and by helping those customers manage their energy consumption through consumption data reports, and ongoing invoice analysis.In most cases energy brokers are not tied to any major supplier that is why they can provide independent advice by analysing a comprehensive panel of suppliers to find the right solution for your business with total transparency.Transparency is very important to take for granted when hiring these professionals. Look for energy consultancy firms that offer a free procurement service, impartial advice and comparisons. This will ensure that the best available deals are presented to you despite the deals between the suppliers and the energy consultancy firm.With the threat of global warming and its effects, it is our job to find solutions to this problem. With new carbon reduction regulations coming into place the best way to ensure that your business is in compliance with such regulations is to buy electricity from alternative energy suppliers. Here is when energy brokers come in handy again; they can help your company secure the best deals with renewable energy providers, thus making it easier to use cleaner energy.The use of green energy will help deter global warming and energy waste as well as boost your company Corporate Social Responsibility.To sum things up hiring an Energy broker can uncover areas for significant improvement that may not have been previously identified. You know what they say a “fresh pair of eyes” provides an independent and fresh approach to evaluating opportunities that can add value.