BT demand response service to reduce UK’s carbon footprint

BT says its demand response scheme will cut the UK’s carbon emissions by 15,000 tonnes a year, despite increasing its own footprint

BT will help cut the UK’s peak electricity demand through a contract with wireless energy management company WEMS International.

BT claims this ‘demand response’ technology will reduce the UK power sector’s carbon dioxide emissions by 15,000 tonnes per year.

However, BT’s own carbon footprint will increase by “a couple of extra tonnes per year” because of the diesel-powered back-up generators used, said Lee Stokes, the firm’s senior energy technology manager.

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