Webinars and Podcasts

Net zero – what do businesses need to do, when and how?

The start of any journey is important. In this keynote session, we explore the initial planning and foresight needed to begin the net zero journey, and the key elements that make a successful start. Looking further ahead, we will discuss with guests...

Net Zero Week 2021 | Electrification of UK plc.

The future could see the electrification of the majority of transport and heat. Are we able to generate enough green power? Is battery technology ready to plug the gaps of intermittent generation? The options are endless from neighbours trading...

Net Zero Week 2021 | Decarbonising industry and commerce – what are your ‘no regret’ first steps on getting serious about net zero?

We explore strategies, data, procurement, energy efficiency; and ask if power purchase agreements are the right way to decarbonise or is onsite generation?

Net Zero Week 2021 | Decarbonising transport

How to implement the transition of your fleet to EVs, maximising the benefits and minimising risk. What are the options for cutting emissions in other transport sectors, such as aviation, shipping and heavy goods vehicles? Emissions...

UK Research and Innovation | Smart local energy systems: unlocking net zero (multiple events)

An overview of the importance of smart local energy systems in the race to net zero, the many innovative projects under way, and the benefits and barriers they are finding. This session will be valuable for all with an interest in energy system...

Energy & Bioproducts Research Institute | Biochar – insights into challenges, benefits & applications

Biochar, a sustainable form of charcoal made from organic waste, offers a wide variety of benefits and uses including carbon capture, water treatment, soil improvement, odour control and industrial applications. During this session, gain...

Nuclear Industry Association | Why net zero needs nuclear

Nuclear is the most powerful and efficient form of energy on Earth, and has saved the UK more carbon emissions than any other source. Nuclear is also the most jobs-rich form of low-carbon energy and will be vital for a green recovery. Join us for our...

SSE Energy Solutions | The road to 16 million – How can companies start to get on the road to net zero?

As well as a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars, the Climate Change Committee has called for 16 million vehicles on the road to be EVs by 2030. Achieving that target would help massively in ensuring the UK meets its...

Liquid Gas UK | How to decarbonise your rural business

Join us and hear from a panel of experts about opportunities for rural, off-grid businesses to decarbonise. A recent study by Liquid Gas UK found there are 62,000 businesses off the gas grid that are mostly being heated by oil or coal. Many of...

SSE Energy Solutions | How digitalisation can accelerate our path to net zero  

The digital world is continually evolving, and in the year of COP26 there is increasing pressure on organisations and businesses in the UK to plan for how they can reach net zero targets. To move forward it is important to understand...

WWF-UK | Our Planet, Our Business – Screening and Q&A

Following the launch of the Our Planet series in 2019, the result of a multi-year collaboration between WWF, Netflix and Emmy® Award-winning Silverback Films, we were inundated questions from colleagues in the private sector...

How To Academy | An evening with Martin Offiah MBE.

One of the greatest rugby players of all time and a legend in his own lifetime, Martin Offiah joins us with stories from his life and career, tips for building a winning mindset, and advocacy for the green revolution. Like elite athletes striving...

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Features

How Can Energy Companies Enable A Risk-Free Transition to Renewable Business?

Climate change is already making its mark on the world. Extreme and unpredictable weather, rising sea levels, even pandemics such as COVID-19 are causing social and geopolitical instabilities that are compelling companies to act to safeguard…

Ofgem delivers £300 million down payment to rewire Britain

Ofgem is today powering the electric vehicle revolution, with motorway service areas and key trunk road locations across the country set to get the cabling they need to install 1,800 new ultra-rapid charge points, tripling the current…

Giant H2 hub will put jobs sunshine on Leith, chief proclaims

Edinburgh’s port of Leith is set to become “Scotland’s biggest renewable energy hub” in a £40 million development showcasing green hydrogen. Around 1,000 direct full-time jobs, plus twice as many indirect roles, will be created…

News and comment

Britain’s interconnector links are ‘Europe’s most expensive’, say consultants

Porting utility volumes of power to or from the UK incurs fees which now stand as the highest in Europe, according to consultants  EnAppSys. The analysts found €19.42/MWh, the continent’s highest price, was the standard for exports…

Kwarteng ‘disappoints’ England’s energy co-ops on local sale & Smart Export Guarantees

Energy minister Kwasi Kwarteng has turned down MPs’ requests for immediate reforms to lift curbs on England’s 273 volunteer-run local generators seeking to sell clean power to their communities. Backbench MPs believe community energy…

“Decarb everything by 2050”, urge G7 chiefs. But Kernow’d they have done better?

Stripping the planet’s energy systems and economies of carbon received arguably more heat than light as a priority from heads of the world’s richest economies under three days of Cornish sunshine. Pledges in the G7’s concluding communiqué…

Supporting British infrastructure on the way to Net Zero

At EDF our aim is to help Britain achieve Net Zero by helping businesses achieve Net Zero. The Port of Tilbury is the largest multimodal port in the South East and third largest port in the UK who do more than simply manage cargo passing…

UK’s power backbone will run carbon-clean “for periods” by 2025, National Grid hints

Carbon-free operation of Britain’s power backbone for ‘periods at a time’ can happen as early as 2025, National Grid ESO has indicated. A decade later comes the Grid’s deadline for sustained, exclusively fossil-free operation. …

“No big G7 stock index is aligned with Paris climate goals”: Carbon Disclosure Project tells UN body

Corporations’ greenwashing of the rich world’s investors and their customers collided with hard numbers today and shattered embarrassingly. No major stock market among the seven biggest economies is aligned to any pathway limiting the…

Drax and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries sign negative emissions project deal

Drax Group and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, have agreed a long-term contract for Drax to use its carbon capture technology, the Advanced KM CDR process, in what would be the largest…

Beckham invests in EV specialist Lunaz Design

David Beckham has taken a 10% stake in Silverstone-based Lunaz Design, a company that converts classic cars to electric using a modular electric powertrain that it designs, engineers and manufactures. The former Manchester United and England…

Majority of UK manufacturers prioritising flexible energy models in post-pandemic recovery

Manufacturing businesses are heavily focussed on flexible generation and distribution alongside decarbonisation of their energy use in the wake of the pandemic. This is according to key findings from Aggreko’s latest manufacturing report…

Powerhouse cops Glasgow docks for second plastics-to-hydrogen plant

The clean hydrogen love affair between waste plastic recyclers Powerhouse Energy and landlords Peel NRE has deepened, with the duo’s announcement of a location near Glasgow’s CoP26 venue for their second plastics-to-hydrogen processing…

Data centre op Cyrus One achieves 100% renewable power in Europe

A major data centre operator has committed itself to using wholly carbon-free electricity to keep the lights blinking on its racks. London-headquartered Cyrus One says it has put its server farms in Slough, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and Dublin…

‘Blow harder for Net Zero and deliver 108GW wind by 2035’, Imperial tells Johnson

The Conservatives’ aspiration to deliver 40GW of offshore turbines by the end of the decade lacks puff in its intended decarbonisation of the UK grid, Imperial College engineers tell prime minister Johnson today (Tues 8th June). Britain…

Opinion

You don’t have to be a scientist to trust nuclear energy

Wade Allison, Emeritus Professor of Physics and Fellow of Keble College, Oxford > As the world discusses sources of energy it is spooked by an eighty-year-old fear of ionising radiation and all forms of nuclear energy. But evidence from simple…

Could a Corporate PPA be the next step on your road to Net Zero?

By Adam Clarke, Senior Manager PPA and Sustainability Solutions, EDF | Putting Net Zero at the heart of business decisions is no longer a choice. It’s a necessity. It’s what investors are looking for. It’s what customers are demanding.…

Energy Efficiency – the start of the Net Zero journey

By Mervyn Pilley, Executive Director, ESTA > At a time when every business and organisation is being encouraged to meet Net Zero targets, we believe that one solution that is relatively low cost and quick in terms of payback when compared with…

Poverty and inequality are climate issues

By Zion Lights - Author, Pro-Science Climate Activist and Net Zero Week Advocate... I’ve spent over a decade campaigning for climate action, and for many years I’ve worked as an environmental journalist, giving talks, attending debates,…

Could the future of energy be local?

Rob Saunders of UK Research and Investment (UKRI) looks at the potential of smart local energy systems and progress in their development. As the world debates how to reach net zero carbon emissions, there is an area which has massive potential,…

A UK Nuclear solution for Net Zero

By Richard Deakin, Low Cost Nuclear Challenge at UKRI - Born the son of a coal miner in South Yorkshire in the 60’s, I grew up in a region then dominated by deep mining and heavy industry. That coal industry with all its risks and damaging…

Energy and Life with NetZero: Lessons from Covid-19

Wade Allison, Emeritus Professor of Physics and Fellow of Keble College, Oxford, believes...Like Climate Change the coronavirus has threatened all nations. We have learnt how global answers need to be applied everywhere for everybody. While…

A watershed moment to deliver Net Zero

David Smith, CEO, Energy Networks Association, believes...This year has the potential to be a watershed moment for delivering climate action. Before COP26 in November we look forward to Net Zero Week in July, where people across the country…

It’s all about the methane – and biogas is the key solution

Jon Hughes, Head of Communications, World Biogas Association, believes...A succession of recent studies - the latest a joint publication by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) - has emphasised…

Making it real; turning from targets to tangible action in transport decarbonisation

Neil Wallis of Zemo Partnership, believes...The UK Government upped the ante again with the commitment, now enshrined in law, to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 78% by 2035. Achieving this target would put the country well on the way to achieving…

Building better saves carbon now and in the future

Chris Coonick is an Innovation Lead at Innovate UK, part of UKRI, and believes...Moving towards net-zero will mean step-changes in the way we construct, maintain and power our buildings. To this end, the UKRI’s Transforming Construction Challenge…

Why we need to Get Smart to reach Net Zero

By Emma Pinchbeck, CEO at Energy UK > In a recent speech, newly appointed COP26 president -and former Business Secretary -Alok Sharma MP highlighted the critical role governments play in raising awareness of - and generating support for - measures…

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