31 Jul '13, 11pm

[Business Green] Brazilian Olympic squad gets tips from Carbon Trust

With the Rio 2016 Olympic Games exactly three years away and the World Cup swiftly approaching, officials from Brazil are currently seeking to learn how the UK managed to deliver what was widely hailed as the "greenest Games ever" last summer. The Carbon Trust yesterday revealed it will be holding workshops in London for technicians and planners from Brazil's National Electric Systems Operator ONS to demonstrate how the UK prepared for surges in power demand during the London 2012 Olympics. FURTHER READING UK charge point rollout targets hospitals and stations Mayor Boris urged to include all cars in 2020 ultra-low emissions zone According to the Carbon Trust, the ONS can expect to see demand increase by 6GW in less than 10 minutes - equal to twice the electricity demand of Rio de Janeiro. If the operator fails to manage the demand, it could lead to blackouts. The Carbon T...

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