Businesses paid to cut energy at peak times | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood   h/t stewgreen     Emily Gosden seems to be listening to a wider range of views since she joined The Times. This latest article poses some interesting questions: &#…

As the article says, there appears to be a marked reluctance on the part of companies to interrupt their operations in any meaningful way.

Source: Businesses paid to cut energy at peak times | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

Once the production line has started, it would be rather difficult to to stop before the end of a run.

What do you do with a workforce who turn up for work, then you stop them? Very few workplaces can just turn off the lights … workers have to see what they are doing, according to OHS rules. Not even paperwork can be done in the dark.

Then there is wastage … the raw materials which would spoil, the half made product and the unpackaged product could also spoil … not to mention paying workers for doing little or nothing until you can start things moving again, then paying them to work overtime to catch up so orders can be filled.


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