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Feature: Delivering net zero: Energy White Paper finally published

14/12/2020

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Net Zero

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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?

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Harnessing the business benefits of net zero

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Most people would choose the incentive of carrot rather than the avoidance of stick when being asked to change their behaviour.

Yet, in the area of government directives, sticks are often the ‘motivators’ to get businesses to comply.

When it comes to meeting the government’s 2050 net zero emissions target, we’re still not clear on how the carrots will stack up against the sticks. Hopefully the long-anticipated Net Zero Review and Energy Whitepaper will provide some answers.

Net zero: what do businesses really think?

22/09/2020

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For a term that’s a relative newcomer to our everyday business language, net zero has gained a lot of traction in a short time.

A Google search, for example, brings up 1.47 billion results. And businesses of all sizes are feeling under pressure to have an official stance regarding their commitment to net zero.

Certainly, we hear from customers everyday asking for help with defining or delivering a net zero strategy. But what do businesses really think?

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The chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to deliver his Budget next week, on Wednesday 3 March and there are plenty of predictions circulating about what we can expect. Of course, supporting a recovery in the economy will be the main priority. So the focus is likely to be on growth, via fuelling investment. Winding down pandemic support schemes is also expected, as the country starts to move out of our third lockdown.

How hydrogen fits into the net zero picture

13/01/2021

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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.

How businesses can get on the road to net zero

17/12/2020

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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

14/12/2020

Net Zero

Future of Energy

Industry & Market News

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?

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