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UK Centre for Carbon Measurement launches today

26 March 2012

The Centre for Carbon Measurement at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) will formally launch on Monday 26 March 2012, ensuring that the UK leads the world in climate modelling, global carbon markets and green technology. The UK, like most nations, is implementing policies to meet emissions reduction targets through clean energy generation, improved efficiency, developing low carbon technology and behavioural change.

Jane Burston
Jane Burston

Scientifically underpinned carbon measurement is critical to achieving all of these.

The Centre for Carbon Measurement at NPL will provide reliable climate data on which to base policies; support international regulations and voluntary schemes for carbon trading and monitoring; and help to develop and measure the performance of low-carbon technologies.

The type of projects already in the pipeline for include: reducing uncertainties in climate data; providing technical input to guidance for companies reporting climate impact; detecting and quantifying leaks from Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) demonstrators; and providing a scientifically robust framework for estimating carbon savings from smart grids and large-scale building energy efficiency projects.

Jane Burston (pictured) will lead the Centre and was recently selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. After receiving the award, Jane said: "Key to our success is demonstrating to the right people how carbon measurement can improve business practices, promote low carbon innovation and support mitigation and adaptation to climate change - including agreeing global targets and standards."

Click here for more information about the new Centre.


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