There are compelling ethical, regulatory and financial reasons to reduce energy consumption. The computing services (OUCS) department offers a number of services that we hope will help departments and colleges use energy more efficiency and the University deliver its Carbon Management Strategy, (see pp iv-v for the graphic below):

The trend in the University’s scope one and two CO2 emissions since
                        1990/1, using data from three years: 1990/1, 2005/6 and 2008/9. The figure
                        also shows the Low Growth Business as Usual projection (76,885tCO2 in 2020),
                        the necessary trends to achieve the 2020/1 sectoral target from HEFCE (43%
                        below 2005/6 by 2020, or 37,609tCO2) and the University’s chosen 2020 target
                        of 33% below 2005/6 (44,152tCO2), ‘the ‘Preferred Carbon Management
                        Scenario’. The Business as Usual emissions are lower in 2020 than in 2008/9
                        due to the use of a lower emissions factor for electricity, which outweighs
                        the fact that the projected electricity consumption in 2020 is 24% higher
                        than for 2008/9.
Figure 1. The trend in the University’s scope one and two CO2 emissions since 1990/1, using data from three years: 1990/1, 2005/6 and 2008/9. The figure also shows the Low Growth Business as Usual projection (76,885tCO2 in 2020), the necessary trends to achieve the 2020/1 sectoral target from HEFCE (43% below 2005/6 by 2020, or 37,609tCO2) and the University’s chosen 2020 target of 33% below 2005/6 (44,152tCO2), ‘the ‘Preferred Carbon Management Scenario’. The Business as Usual emissions are lower in 2020 than in 2008/9 due to the use of a lower emissions factor for electricity, which outweighs the fact that the projected electricity consumption in 2020 is 24% higher than for 2008/9.
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