UK's National Grid to cut carbon emissions 45 per cent by 2020

23 March 2009 - UK network operator National Grid plans to cut carbon emissions by 45 per cent by 2020 as the country aims to reduce output of the greenhouse gas by 80 per cent by 2050.

National Grid said in a statement it would launch carbon budgets from April for investment decisions.

It would use the GBP27.60 ($40.20) per tonne shadow price for carbon, set by the government, to determine emissions costs for future design, it said.

The group estimates its emissions will be about 11.5m tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent for 2009/2010.

National Grid will now measure staff performance on their carbon emissions as well as more traditional factors like customer service and reliability.

The utility will align its company-wide emissions with performance management to reduce its carbon footprint, and is encouraging the Government to work with business to devise a plan to reduce carbon emissions by 80 per cent by 2050.

National Grid's head of climate change and corporate responsibility, Joe Kwasnik, said: "We believe we are one of the first companies in the world to align company-wide emissions with performance management."

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