In 2019, the UK government passed legislation committing the nations of the UK to reduce all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. Other countries are doing the same.
We all need to radically reduce our carbon emissions to combat the effects of climate change. Businesses, too.
For business, reaching net zero will require new measures, innovative solutions and plenty of effort. The UK’s new national awareness week – Net Zero Week – is part of this much needed momentum.
Running run from 17-23 July 2021, the awareness week is highlighting the challenge we all face, while providing the best expert advice and information – via powerful social posts to topical webinars and podcasts.
According to the people behind the week, the challenge is clear: “Net zero differs from ‘carbon neutral’ as this can be achieved by simply offsetting the carbon emissions of a business or home; whereas net zero, in spirit, means reducing emissions to their lowest amount through energy efficiency measures and then using offsetting as a last resort to balance remaining hard to remove emissions.”
Here at Noveus Energy, efficient procurement will likely be the most practical start of your net zero journey, simply because it is something you can act on quickly.
But the route to net zero is far from standardised. It will differ from business to business. And that’s why we would always walk you through five steps to define what net zero means in your business and what should be included in your bespoke plan, as well as how solutions can be measured properly and accurately.
To get started with your net zero plan, get in touch with John Field at Noveus Energy to find out more about our very different approach to delivering practical results in this area.