Britain is taking a leading role in the fight to restrain global warming to manageable temperatures. Ambitious targets have been set by government and suppliers and all customer sectors are required to play their part. The introduction of the mandatory Carbon Reduction Commitment together with the sector wide Carbon Capture Agreements and the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme are the focus of attention for business users. Many organisations are now actively preparing for the low carbon future, a “Smarter” electricity future in which new sources and new practices lead the way. Support in planning future energy strategy forms a key part of membership. Advice and assistance on complying with mandatory requirements and planning for a lower carbon future are readily available from the MEUC team.