Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Government's carbon reduction scheme 'a tax on energy'


With the results from the government's Carbon Reduction Commitment scheme submissions expected imminently, eyes are likely to focus on the performance league table and how authorities compare, both with each other and with the private sector.

In a recent survey of suitability officers participating in the Carbon Trust's public sector carbon network, 61% reported that the carbon reduction commitment has helped get energy consumption recognised at a senior level within local authorities. The majority of these (39% of 61%) suggested that the scheme's financial imperatives have been the direct cause of the closer focus.

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