Monday, 19 January 2009

OKI UK Goes Green

Printer company OKI has reached an agreement to supply its Scottish facility with 85% renewable energy.

The Scottish factory configures all OKI printers and fax machines and manufactures toner and ribbons for the EMEA market. It has agreed to source 3.6 million KWh of green energy a year from Scottish Power, primarily from wind power.

The company has kept the cost down through qualifying for an exemption from the UK's climate change levy (CCL), which is effectively a tax on the use of energy in industry. (The CCL does not increase the tax burden on industry as a whole, since there are offsetting cuts in employers' National Insurance contributions and additional support for energy efficiency schemes and renewable sources of energy, as is the case with OKI).

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