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GDS International: Global Warming Scam?

Richard Tarboton speaks of his projects across BT to achieve an 80% reduction in carbon emissions

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In the week that Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips announces, live on the BBC that Global Warming is a scam. GDS International speaks with Richard Tarboton for MeettheBoss.TV on his role as Head of Energy & Carbon for BT and what they are doing towards reducing carbon emissions.

BT Operates in over 170 countries and is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services. Richards team have overall responsibility for BT’s energy and carbon strategy, looking at energy trading operations across all BT businesses. BT purchase 0.7% of the total energy supply in the UK and are the largest buyer of green electricity.

Richard speaks of his projects across BT to achieve an 80% reduction in carbon by 2016 from 1996 levels. Stating “there are two simple ways of reducing Carbon emissions, by reducing consumption or to source Energy from Low Carbon resources” he continues “an often misconception is that your Carbon Footprint is dictated only by consumption but this is not the case.”

“It’s the responsibility of the large Energy buyers such as Big Business’s to source the most sustainable form of Energy, such huge buying power for sustainable sources will decrease Market demand on Fossil Fuels and reduce cost of the transition” .

BT has been ranked top of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index seven years running, and was awarded top sustainability company in the UK at the 2007 Business in the Community awards. Richard Tarboton is also leading the BT wind project, which is the largest wind power project by a company outside the energy sector.

Interview with Richard Tarboton Head of Energy & Carbon BT

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John Funnell has worked in online media for over ten years, after achieving his First Class BSC Hons Degree (BBC Sponsored), John won Bos 18-21 Princess Trust Entrepeneur of the year at 21, setting up Clean Living Records Ltd (including www.BeatReview.com) with great success having many acts that charted in Europe and Canada. After selling the business John looked for a new challenge and joined GDS International, having a successful career in sales and Delegate acquisition, he worked up to Event Director EMEA, forging contacts with some of the biggest technology names in the world, this lead to John having a lead role in the creation of MeettheBoss.com and MeettheBoss.tv – the worlds largest business IPTV channel. John then took over as Marketing and Communications Director and ran a multifaceted global Marketing team for GDS International in New York, Sydney, Kuala Lumper and the UK.. John joined Global in 2011 with the challenge of supporting its growth by developing a solid Marketing foundation through various Digital, PR and brand initiatives.

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