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01 Feb 2010 03:02:18

Businesses 'fear' energy prices

Businesses 'fear' energy prices
Businesses worried about rising energy prices can benefit from government targets to reduce carbon emissions.

A poll conducted by Opinion Matters on behalf of an energy saving advice body found that up to 49 percent of firms surveyed were concerned about rocketing energy prices.

Energy-intensive businesses such as construction (55 percent) and hospitality (52 percent) were most worried, though 87 percent did not list environmental legislation among their priorities.

However, all businesses will be committed to cutting carbon emissions from April this year under the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency scheme.

Any company whose energy bill is over £500,000 per year will be able to buy permits from companies that pollute under this threshold.

It is the first carbon trading scheme in the world which specifically targets demand from organisations and companies rather than manufacturing. Heavy-polluters are currently regulated under the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme

Under the climate change bill commitment, the scheme aims for a 60 percent reduction in C02 emissions by 2050.



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