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Feature: Delivering net zero: Energy White Paper finally published

14/12/2020

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Net Zero

Future of Energy

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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

13/10/2020

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Net Zero

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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Future of Energy

Net Zero

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?

Harnessing the business benefits of net zero

13/10/2020

Net Zero

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

Future of Energy

Net Zero

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?

The road to net zero: three views UK businesses share

16/09/2020

Net Zero

If one positive can be taken from the events of 2020 so far, it’s the glimpse lockdown gave us all of a low-carbon future; with emissions down, cleaner air, and renewables successfully powering our homes and businesses.

Little wonder then, that while actively pursuing decarbonisation stalled during the Covid-19 crisis, the reopening of our economy has brought with it a renewed focus on net zero goals.

But while businesses, industry bodies and action groups are increasingly calling for sustainability to be placed at the heart of a ‘green recovery’, clear guidance and meaningful support for organisations who want to take their own strides towards net zero is yet to be provided by UK policymakers.