04 Jul '11, 12pm

Report: Companies could offset £500m CRC bill with energy savings via @businessgreen

Unfortunately, when looking at reduction of CO2 emissions most companies tend to look only at the reduction of energy costs. In my opinion, this is a flawed view of the subject. As a discussion point one just has to think of the following: if a company commits to only using renewable energy, then it is by definition carbon neutral, since no CO2 has been emitted when the energy was produced. Therefore, just trying to reduce energy usage in order to reduce CO2 emissions does not make sense. Companies need to look further than this. One example would be to take the whole supply chain into consideration when calculating the real CO2 emissions. For most electronic equipment, it can be easily calculated how much CO2 emissions take place during the production phase, and how much during the usage phase. DURABILIT has recently developed a CO2 calculator that makes this calculation ...

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