In order to lead the UK’s shift towards greener power, in support of the nation’s ultimate aim of reaching Net Zero emissions by 2050.
Net Zero refers to achieving a balance between the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere. There are two different routes to achieving Net Zero, which work in tandem: producing fewer emissions and actively removing greenhouse gases already in the air.
A Gross Zero target would mean not producing any emissions at all. This is not realistic, so instead the Net Zero target recognises that there will be some emissions but that these need to be fully offset, predominantly through natural carbon sinks such as oceans and forests. In the future, it may be possible to use artificial carbon sinks to increase carbon removal – research into these technologies is ongoing.
When the amount of carbon emissions produced equals the amount removed, the UK will be a Net Zero emitter. The fewer emissions we produce in the first place, the easier this becomes.
The four highest-emitting sectors are transportation, energy production, commercial electricity and residential heating. Together, these account for around 78% of current emissions.
It is our mission to help homes and businesses reduce their carbon footprint through cleaner electricity and heating systems. We support our clients on their sustainability journey, helping them reduce their impact on our home, planet earth.