Does Telecommuting Increase Carbon Emissions?
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Inhabitat's Ariel Schwartz headlines a post Tellecomuting, Online Shopping Increase Carbon Emissions , pointing to a Science Daily post that says "working from home can increase home energy use by as much as 30 per cent, and can lead to people moving further from the workplace, stretching urban sprawl and increasing pollution." Science Daily did not link to the study,but quoted Professor Phil Blythe, Chair of the IET Transport Policy Panel and Professor of Intelligent Transport Systems at Newcastle University, who says "We hear a lot about the environmental benefits achieved as a result of working from home. However, on closer inspection it does appear that any environmental benefits are marginal." It is the second time in a week we have heard this from the UK, what is going on? I dug up the report to have a look.... Read the full story on TreeHugger