Midland Bank, British Steel expose limits of energy campaign

The effectiveness of a new Government campaign to promote energy efficiency in industry and commerce has been called into question by actions taken by two of the campaign's founder signatories, Midland Bank and British Steel.

The "Making a Corporate Commitment" campaign was launched by Energy Secretary John Wakeham last October. One of its main aims is to encourage voluntary action to help the UK meet its target to stabilise its carbon dioxide emissions at 1990 levels by 2005.

The Energy Efficiency Office is now asking chairmen and chief executives to sign a declaration pledging their commitment to energy efficiency. Companies which sign up are expected to est

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