Emission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

By Freddie Pierce
Scientists have devised a new way to measure the carbon footprint of a company's operations that takes into account the entire supply chain. Up til...

Scientists have devised a new way to measure the carbon footprint of a company's operations that takes into account the entire supply chain.

Up till now, it's proven too difficult for many large organizations to track just how much it costs to keep the lights on - that is, when you take into account how the light bulb was made, how far it came to be here, how fuel efficient the truck that brought it here was, and so on.

Technology firm Arup has partnered with DeMontfort University's Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development to produce the HEI calculation tool, which will allow companies to get a clearer picture of how their operations affect the global community.

The project will represent one of the first times a large institution has fully addressed their carbon footprint. It's a welcome opportunity for the community to address an overreaching global supply chain.

The emissions may be invisible, but they have unfinished business.

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