BT Operates in over 170 countries and is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services. Richards team have overall responsibility for BT’s energy and carbon strategy, looking at energy trading operations across all BT businesses. BT purchase 0.7% of the total energy supply in the UK and are the largest buyer of green electricity.
Richard speaks of his projects across BT to achieve an 80% reduction in carbon by 2016 from 1996 levels. Stating “there are two simple ways of reducing Carbon emissions, by reducing consumption or to source Energy from Low Carbon resources” he continues “an often misconception is that your Carbon Footprint is dictated only by consumption but this is not the case.”
“It’s the responsibility of the large Energy buyers such as Big Business’s to source the most sustainable form of Energy, such huge buying power for sustainable sources will decrease Market demand on Fossil Fuels and reduce cost of the transition” .
BT has been ranked top of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index seven years running, and was awarded top sustainability company in the UK at the 2007 Business in the Community awards. Richard Tarboton is also leading the BT wind project, which is the largest wind power project by a company outside the energy sector.
Interview with Richard Tarboton Head of Energy & Carbon BT can be seen in full on MeettheBoss.TV
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