Energy Users Should Take Cost-Effective Action Now to Manage Energy Costs and Anticipate Climate Change Legislation

April 2009
Venulex Legal Summaries;2009 Q2, Special section p1
The article discusses the advantages for companies of taking cost-effective measures to manage the costs of energy as they expect the implementation of climate change legislation in the U.S. Taking cost-effective measures would allow companies to identify and reduce their carbon and greenhouse gas emissions profile. The commitment of U.S. President Barack Obama to reducing GHG emissions is tackled. It is said that energy users are offered market incentives to encourage them to reduce their GHG emissions and improve their sustainability programs.


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