BT service will cut UK carbon

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 firm WEMS International. BT claims that by using the demand-response technology, it will cut the UK power sector’s CO2 emissions by 15,000 tonnes per year.

But 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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