WORKER MP Dr Marisa Paterson calls on the ACT government to develop a carbon footprint calculator for businesses.

Dr. Paterson says a carbon calculator will help ACT companies better understand their energy costs.

“There are many carbon calculators available to households…however, there is no single, authoritative source of truth that local ACT businesses can rely on to understand their energy costs and to from which to implement improvements and upgrades,” says Dr Patterson.

“I believe many ACT companies want to do more to offset their environmental impact, they just need a little more help to do that. The proposed carbon calculator will help us do just that and move the ACT towards a more carbon neutral future. »

Wiffens Premium Greengrocers Ruth Roxburgh welcomed the initiative, saying there were no clear guidelines for companies wishing to reduce their carbon footprint.

“Especially for small and medium-sized businesses, it’s a confusing space and small and medium-sized businesses lack the capacity and time to calculate their carbon in-house or using consulting services,” says Ms Roxburgh.

Dr Paterson, a member of the Environment, Climate Change and Biodiversity Committee, is expected to introduce a motion in the ACT Legislative Assembly tomorrow (March 22) calling for the creation of the Carbon Calculator.

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