Thursday, 3 March 2011

Private sector can boost UK's low-carbon future, report finds

Energy minister Chris Huhne has today welcomed report findings that show energy efficiency in the private sector can cut carbon, safeguard UK fuel-security and save business £6 billion a year.

The influential report tackles the problem of legally binding targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and a potentially widening gap between future energy supply and demand and encourages a greater focus on the nation’s energy consumption.

The Carbon Connect report, “Energy Efficiency: The Untapped Business Opportunity”, has received cross-political party support and backing from across the private sector.

Secretary of State Huhne, said: “Energy efficiency is an untapped opportunity for all UK businesses, whatever their size. By saving energy, businesses can slash overheads and boost the bottom line. What’s more, by cutting carbon, the private sector can play its part in reducing the UK’s emissions. Carbon Connect’s report is a welcome addition to this debate.”,-report-finds.html

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