Thursday, 9 July 2009

Carbonetworks launches CRC software

Carbon Emissions Management Software (CEMS) company Carbonetworks has launched a solution specifically aimed at UK companies facing the forthcoming Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) legislation.

We've already reported on the legislation, particularly it's impact on the IT market (see here) when it comes into force in April 2010. In all, around 20,000 companies in the UK are expected to have to count their carbon emissions to comply with the legislation.

Anyway, Carbonetworks has announced the launch of a new application within its software platform to address the requirement. The company claims that it is a move away from spreadsheet-based calculations, providing 'robust business controls, fully audited reports of carbon and energy usage, and modeling and scenario planning capabilities'.

As Michael Meehan, President and CEO of Carbonetworks, explained in the press release; "We are doing for CRC reporting what we did for customers reporting to the Carbon Disclosure Project, automating the process while providing solutions to mitigate risk, reduce costs, and improve performance. We are committed to supporting our customers in meeting local legislative mandates, such as the CRC".

That last statement pretty well sums up the opportunity for CEMS software out there as layers of legislation are introduced in countries around the world. This is the biggest compliance issue yet, so it's no wonder that the CEMS market is rapidly developing into a major battleground.

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