Cutting the carbon, cutting the cost

 

The cash cost to businesses of both energy legislation and carbon emissions is set to rise steeply in the coming three years – and with legally binding national CO2 reduction targets in place, this is set to be the ongoing operating context for manufacturing and markets across Europe. But despite the pain - energy-intensive industries that proactively grasp decarbonisation stand to gain - and at Glass Focus 2016 we'll be looking at how to make this happen.

 

Improved energy efficiency and decarbonisation can help control costs, increase commercial resilience and stands to gives glass a competitive edge in the green economy: good for business and good for the plant.

In recent years British Glass taken a lead role in the government’s work on decarbonisation of energy-intensive industries – including co-ordinating work with glass sector to write an industry-owned action plan of practical energy efficiency and emission reduction measures that can deliver a competitive edge, better regulatory stability and increased political influence.

Bringing together key strands and perspectives on this work – in the Glass Focus 2016 Decarbonisation and energy efficiency workshop – will be:

  • Kevin Arthur - lead consultant for the glass sector on the DECC/BIS Decarbonisation Roadmap 2050 action plans
     
  • Dr Bruce Adderley - part of the Energy 2050 initiative at the University of Sheffield, translating excellence in energy-related research into technical solutions for industry
     
  • Steve Barker heads Siemens’ Energy Efficiency and Environmental Care programme. His team’s sophisticated approach identifies strategies and technologies to save clients money, energy and other key resources – often without capital investment.

All three have their roots and interests firmly in business and industry  - so the workshop promises a realistic, bottom-line orientated approach to the issue of decarbonisation.

Read more about Kevin, Bruce and Steve’s work and backgrounds here.

Dave Dalton, CEO of British Glass, said:

“Government is showing commitment to create the infrastructure, investment and partnerships to help make energy intensive industries sustainable. Sectors that take advantage of this process stand to reduce costs, develop resilience and gain a competitive edge as green economy leaders. I’m determined that glass should be at the very front of that queue and demonstrate our industry is ready to be a constructive, proactive partner.”

If you want to see a sustainable, resilient future for flat glass – make sure you’re part of the conversation.

Glass Focus 2016 takes place in Edinburgh on 12 May 2016 – you can see the full programme here.

Workshop sign up invitations will go out to ticket holders approximately 1 week before the event. To make sure you get your place in the Decarbonisation and energy efficiency workshop buy your tickets today.

 

 

 

 

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