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Businesses must face the realities of a low carbon economy A stronger response is needed if firms are to meet Government emission targets and take advantage of the opportunities presented by a lower carbon footprint

Businesses must face the realities of a low carbon economy A stronger response is needed if firms... Purpose – The paper aims to look at the need for businesses become energy efficient in order to face the challenges posed by climate change in the light of a government White Paper advocating the reduction of carbon emmisssions. Design/methodology/approach – The paper looks at research carried out by npower business. Findings – The paper finds that the benefits of a progressive, long‐term energy management program come not only in cost savings, by reducing consumption and avoiding levies associated with carbon emissions, but in being able to demonstrate an on‐going commitment to carbon reduction and the reputational benefits this brings. Originality/value – The paper provides interesting information on the need for corporate energy management. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Strategic Direction Emerald Publishing

Businesses must face the realities of a low carbon economy A stronger response is needed if firms are to meet Government emission targets and take advantage of the opportunities presented by a lower carbon footprint

Strategic Direction , Volume 24 (6): 3 – Apr 18, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0258-0543
DOI
10.1108/02580540810868005
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Abstract

Purpose – The paper aims to look at the need for businesses become energy efficient in order to face the challenges posed by climate change in the light of a government White Paper advocating the reduction of carbon emmisssions. Design/methodology/approach – The paper looks at research carried out by npower business. Findings – The paper finds that the benefits of a progressive, long‐term energy management program come not only in cost savings, by reducing consumption and avoiding levies associated with carbon emissions, but in being able to demonstrate an on‐going commitment to carbon reduction and the reputational benefits this brings. Originality/value – The paper provides interesting information on the need for corporate energy management.

Journal

Strategic DirectionEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 18, 2008

Keywords: Corporate strategy; Environmental management; Global warming; Conservation

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