Friday, October 19, 2007

U.K. telecom giant announces wind-farm plan

From cnet News:

BT is to implement a wind-farm project that it hopes will supply a quarter of its electricity by 2016, the telecommunications company revealed on Thursday.

The company says the project could cost up to 250 million pounds ($512 million).

BT claims it is responsible for 0.7 percent of the U.K.'s electricity consumption. It already has the country's largest green-electricity contract with npower and British Gas Business.

BT is aiming for an 80 percent reduction in its carbon emissions within the next nine years--a sizeable task given that it has already been responsible for 640,000 tons of carbon dioxide this year alone. Nonetheless, it claims to have already reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by 60 percent since 1996....