In a new white paper titled ‘Making Sense of The Low Carbon Economy’ the company warns that the longer businesses wait to act on climate change, the more dramatic the decarbonisation of the economy will have to be.

The conclusion comes on the back of new research from npower business which reveals that many businesses remain confused by what the low carbon economy is and shows that CO2 emissions have risen every year since 2002.

Despite the fact that many businesses already view the current climate change policy burden as oppressive, if dangerous climate change is to be avoided, a more significant response is imperative, says the company adding: “The message for Britain’s businesses is clear: forward thinking companies, no matter what size or sector, need to prepare for the low carbon economy now.”

Gordon Parsons, managing director of npower business, commented: “With all three major parties in the UK agreeing that we need to achieve reductions in CO2 of at least 60% by 2050, businesses in the UK should expect a suite of new regulation to bring about a low carbon economy to be enacted in the near future.”

The paper concludes that energy management remains the best and most effective method of reducing carbon emissions.

The full paper may be found at

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