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CARBON REDUCTION COMMITMENT
The scheme started in April 2010 and is administered by the Environment Agency, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the Chief Inspector (Northern Ireland Environment Agency).
It is central to the UK’s strategy for improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, as set out in the Climate Change Act 2008. It has been designed to raise awareness in large organisations, especially at senior level, and encourage changes in behaviour and infrastructure.
In October’s Spending Review the UK Government announced that the CRC will be simplified to reduce the burden on businesses, with the first allowance sales for 2011/12 emissions now taking place in 2012 rather than 2011.
Depending on the model of computer you use, it could be costing up to £120 per year to run.
Add a monitor and this could easily add up to £200 per year.
Because most staff are only actually working at the computer for 15-40 hours a week once meetings, travelling time, telephone conversations and breaks are taken into account this can lead to computers wasting up to 150 hours of electricity a week.
If you can intelligently manage this and eliminate the wasted energy, you could save between £40 and £120 per year, per device.
You can work out how much you could save by using the calculators here.
FREE SOLAR PANELS
If you install 250 seats or more of One Planet Desktop, or our cloud offering One Planet Computing, we can install a 10kWp solar array for free.
In an average educational environment this proves roughly 80,000 free computing hours per year, every year.
Every installation also comes with a 25 year manufacturer's guarantee.
When you combine the One Planet Computing Virtual Desktop solution with existing IT equipment you can build a low-carbon computing solution.
When you combine the One Planet Computing Virtual Desktop solution with existing IT equipment and a renewable energy source such as Solar PV, you can build a zero-carbon computing solution.
Revenue from the sale of CRC allowances, totalling £1 billion a year by 2014/15, will be used to support the public finances, including spending on the environment, rather than recycled to participants.
ONE PLANET COMPUTING
One Planet Computing have a range of energy efficient software products that can be used to help organisations meet the new CRC legislation.
We do this by lowering the amount of carbon produced by running a Virtual Desktop, and by extending the working life of existing equipment so that it does not need to be scrapped and replaced with new equipment.