BT Could Scrap Carbon Emissions-Busting Windfarms

London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) February 20, 2009 -- Telecommunications firm BT is considering abandoning its plans to build a number of windfarms due to new government legislation.The green-energy windfarms would help reduce the UK`s carbon footprint by providing electricity that is not made from `dirty` methods involving coal, gas or oil. However, the country could be set to lose out on the biggest investment in renewable energy ever seen by a British company outwith those invested by energy firms. The move has been cast into doubt by the new Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) Renewable Obligation Certificates (Rocs). A BT spokesman recently admitted the company was concerned by the Rocs and had entered into discourse with the government. `BT is concerned about the government`s proposed carbon reporting requirements and the impact they might have on the viability of BT`s plans to generate 25 per cent of its electricity from wind power by 2016,` he said. `We are in active dialogue with the government on this issue. `According to the Times, the Decc claimed that BT would be guilty of double accounting if the scheme went ahead - selling the energy to the national grid while also claiming subsidies for cutting its carbon emissions.

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Press Release Submitted On: February 20, 2009 at 12:49 pm
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