How hydrogen fits into the net zero picture
Hydrogen is a major part of the government’s net zero strategy, appearing as second billing in the Prime Minister’s recently-released Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.
According to Boris Johnson, in his foreword to the plan, we could soon be cooking our breakfast on hydrogen while breathing in cleaner air, thanks to trucks, trains, ships and planes running on hydrogen rather than fossil fuels.
Hydrogen is also being hailed as the answer to decarbonising the UK’s heating.
But, of course, this is all hypothetical. Because as yet, there is no mainstream, affordable or low-carbon-manufactured source of hydrogen commercially available.
Let 2021 be the year you take control of your business energy
Happy new year! Let’s hope 2021 is a brighter year filled with less uncertainty.
Whatever happens though, there’s good news for those of us who work in the energy management arena.
How businesses can get on the road to net zero
There’s so much talk about net zero and the need for businesses to plan their route to lower-emission operations.
But for many organisations, making sense of all the recent government announcements – and what these actually mean to them – is still very unclear.
That’s perhaps why hundreds joined our net zero webinar, hosted by The Energyst, on Thursday 10 December, where our panel cut through the confusion to set out what we do know, what we are waiting for – and what action businesses can take now.
James Diggle, Head of Energy and Climate Change at the CBI, and CSR expert Olly Craughan from DPD joined npower Business Solution’s Head of Flexibility Services Ben Spry to look at the detail that matters.
Delivering net zero: Energy White Paper finally published
After months of anticipation, the government has today (Monday 14 December) finally published its long-awaited Energy White Paper.
“The UK has set a world–leading net zero target, the first major economy to do so, but simply setting the target is not enough – we need to achieve it,” says Alok Sharma, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in his foreword. But does the White Paper deliver this detail?
Navigating a pathway to net zero: Q&A with energy professional Giulia Usai
The UK’s 2050 net zero goal is now enshrined in law. But despite the government’s recently-published 10 Point Plan, there are not yet clear guidelines for businesses on the part they will be expected to play. We put some frequently-asked questions to experienced energy professional Giulia Usai about how businesses can prepare – and the changes she’s seen in sustainability over the past decade.
Is there a fairer way to pick up the cost of failing suppliers?
Mutualisation… Sounds like a friendly, inclusive sort of term. Something to embrace rather than shy away from.
Sadly, for large energy consumers, it’s a term likely to create disquiet and concern, especially when paired with Renewables Obligation (RO).
That’s because over the past two years, more than £117m in RO mutualisation costs have been added to customer energy bills.