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Government accused of “blackmailing” firms over emissions trading scheme

Posted on 15 January 2009

From Businessgreen.com: A number of the UK’s leading firms have accused the government of blackmailing them into accepting conditions within the forthcoming Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) carbon trading scheme that will effectively punish those firms that procure green energy.

A BusinessGreen.com investigation has learned that a number of the UK’s most high-profile firms, including Asda, BT, B&Q, the Co-operative Group and Morrisons, are concerned about rules introduced as part of the CRC that will ensure that much of the renewable energy they use will be measured as having the same carbon footprint as electricity from the national grid….. Full Article: Source


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