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Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions

May 2010


Both Centrica (the parent company of British Gas) and the UK Government have set themselves targets to reduce emission levels by 27 per cent and 10 per cent respectively by 2012 and 2011 respectively.

Following EDF Energy's purchase of British Energy last year, Centrica slipped down the 'green table' as the cleanest of the big six UK generators, and aim to get back into pole position. As part of the incentive, Centrica plan to acquire new wind farms in order to increase its existing 372 MW of operating wind capacity, starting with completion of the 250 MW Lincs. Offshore Wind Farm which is expected to come on-line this year.

Likewise, Central Government will go greener by cutting carbon emissions by 10 per cent in 12 months, new Prime Minister David Cameron has said. Although no detailed plans have been released, it is expected Smart Meters will be utilised in order to report real-time on energy usage, as well as cutting unnecessary travel and 'out-riders', further reducing carbon dioxide output. Although some sceptics argue that the 10 per cent is easily achievable by merely increasing staff efficiencies and energy awareness, the new Government said it is going to make "fundamental changes" to Britain's energy use and supply.

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