Election pledges and plunders may have dominated this month’s media headlines, but there’s still been plenty of room for low carbon news. In fact, this election may be the ‘greenest’ ever, as parties respond to growing public pressure for action on climate change.
A recent poll even suggests that it will be a defining issue in how many of us vote.
Election aside, we’ve been keeping on top of the latest topics affecting low carbon business. In case you missed them, here’s our round-up of last month’s stories from the Hub:
What businesses can do to combat the climate emergency
A major report signed by over 11,000 scientists called for ‘major transformations in the ways our global society functions’ to address the climate emergency. We outlined the main actions for business. Read more.
Energy companies show slow progress on net zero plans
New research shows that just 13 out of the largest electricity, oil, coal and gas companies have pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to net zero.
More companies fined for ESOS non-compliance
We shared the Environment Agency’s latest data on penalties imposed for non-compliance with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme. The largest fine issued this month was £13,500. Read more.
Poll reveals climate change will affect how people vote
A new poll reveals that the public wants to see more from the UK government on climate change, and 54% of Britons said it will affect how they vote in the election. Continue reading.
And finally – edie webinar: how can energy efficiency help you achieve your net zero goals?
In November we also took part in a webinar hosted by edie, which explored the key role of energy efficiency in delivering a net-zero carbon strategy. If you missed it, you can listen again here.