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The Sustainable Futures Report



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Aug 5, 2010

A presentation to the York Business Forum by Anthony Day.

Why reduce your carbon footprint? Government pressure - supplier pressure - consumer pressure - and improved efficiency saves money!

Carbon footprint is closely linked to energy and this podcast reviews UK energy policy in light of the 27th July statement to Parliament by Chris Huhne, Secretary of State. The model balancing energy supply and demand is published on the website of the Department for Energy and Climate Change here. We look at 4 scenarios; you can manipulate the model for yourself and see how changing each factor changes the outcome.

We also look at the Climate Change Action Plan for York published in the same week. Both the national and the York plan are open for consultation until 30th September.

How do we reduce the carbon footprint?

Low-hanging fruit - the second stage - staff engagement

What of the future?

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is an immediate concern for medium energy users (>£0.5m annual electricity) Cyber Associates helps clients comply, avoid penalties and optimise their position. Registration deadline is 30th September. Call us on 01904 654986 for immediate attention.