The Carbon Club

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The Carbon Club focuses on businesses with large property assets and the service sector, where there are significant energy costs and opportunity for abatement of energy use.  

The Carbon Club is managed and supported by the Carbon Alliance, a joint venture between Battle McCarthy, Energy for Sustainable Development [ESD] and The Environment Business.

The club brings together companies in property, retail, and telecoms which have common interests and are able to research and lobby as a joint body.  Joint action will result in a more effective entry into potential trading and revenue arrangements.

The Alliance provides a range of services to the Carbon Club, including the following:

  • Carbon asset liability assessment
  • Carbon abatement solutions and costings
  • Emissions trading advice
  • Entry to market and trading opportunities
  • Advice on carbon abatement techniques
  • Annual carbon accounting



For more information contact:

Guy Battle :

Bridget Rosewell :

Paul Ruyssevelt:

Battle McCarthy 2001

The Carbon Club: a group of companies set up to investigate the impact of energy and carbon reduction policies on their businesses.  In particular, the group identifies opportunities to take advantage of new activities in this area which can be used to generate extra revenue and profits. 

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Carbon Trading Market

Potential carbon emissions reduction

Property developer can maintain their anticipated rate of growth whilst reducing their net carbon emissions by 25% by 2005 compared to 2000 levels. 


The Carbon Alliance

The Carbon Alliance is a joint venture between Battle McCarthy, Energy for Sustainable Development [ESD] and the Environment Business.  The Alliance combines complementary skills and knowledge base that is relevant to the Carbon Club and brings together expertise in environmental engineering, management, economics and policy making.

Core skills include:

  • Carbon base assessment

  • Abatement technologies

  • Trading and market making advice

  • Economic and business advice

  • Carbon management strategies

Other partners that are aligned with the Alliance will be brought in as and when required, these include, ESD Ltd, Natsource-Tullett, etc.  We also provide access to a variety of different technical skills in other areas such as, adivice on environmental projects in developing countries and/or technical advances in green electricity generation.

Battle McCarthy are Consulting Engineers who specialise in the design of low energy sustainable buildings and towns. The Company has been in the business of assessing and looking for means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions for over 8 years. Battle McCarthy is an active member of the Emissions Trading Group [ETG] and particularly a part of the “projects” group.

The Environment Business  specialises in the analysis of the business case for environmental action and the identification of business opportunities in this area.  The company has been central to the development of the proposals for Emissions Trading in the UK and has worked with the DETR and corporate clients in the developmment of the Emissions Trading Scheme.  Bridget Rosewell is a member of the Executive Committee of the ETG.

Energy for Sustainable Development specialises in climate change solutions for businesses and the public sector. Covering all aspects of carbon emissions reduction including energy management, renewable energy, combined heat and power and sustainable building design ESD helps organisations minimise energy costs while maximising social, environmental and financial assets. ESD works at the forefront on national and international policy design on emissions trading and is a founder member of the ETG


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The Club Members

The Carbon Club comprises of about ten major companies with similar interests and who hold large carbon assets (property) or are in the process of increasing their carbon asset base (development).

Such companies have common interests in joining the club:

  • Keen to understand and to explore the potential revenue and profit opportunities that a new market in carbon will provide.

  • Large carbon asset holders, even though not as energy intensive as manufacturing companies.

  • Climate Change Levy bills are significant but companies not generally eligible for discounts.

  • Keen to understand the potential of carbon assets and abilities.

  • Keen to show environmental credentials and show leadership in their particular industry.

  • Interested in entering the carbon market discussion and influence its formation and structure so that it can be tailored to best suit business needs.

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 In the first stage of its work, the Club members will receive:

  • An assessment of the issues surrounding policy for carbon reduction

  • Updates on policy development

  • Baseline carbon assessments

  • Assessments of carbon abatement techniques

  • Identification of carbon abatement cost curves

  • Assessment of opportunities for abatement exploitation

  • Identification of suitable carbon portfolios

  • Potential for capturing an incentive payment

  • Potential gains from trading

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Costs and Timing


Initial subscription to the Carbon Club is 15,000 plus VAT to cover the first six months.  We envisage that the first reports will be delivered by May 2001, when the government will announce the bidding scheme for the incentive scheme to encourage businesses to accept carbon caps.

Reports on the potential for bidding will be made available by June to enable any bids to be made by September 2001. 

A detailed timetable of reports on other aspects of abatement technologies and their application will be discussed with the Club at an initial meeting in May 2001.

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Battle McCarthy 2001