September’s Energy Advice Hub roundup

Welcome to the latest roundup of news and news and advice from BiU’s Energy Advice Hub.

The race to net zero is ramping up, and while the target is clear, the path to get there is more complicated. Our news covers what’s in store for the energy sector to green up our supply, and to mark World Green Building Week we’ve also looked at why tackling building emissions will be so crucial.

Our full roundup of stories is here – and if you need advice on your company’s low carbon challenges, get in touch.


Green gas levy proposed by UK government

The government has proposed a new levy on gas suppliers to fund the construction of green gas production plants as it seeks to reach its net zero goal by 2050.

Advancing net zero – why reducing building emissions is key

The number of signatories to the World Green Building Council Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment has doubled in the past year. To mark World Green Building Week we looked at the growing momentum behind net zero buildings.


UK build rate for 2050 net zero target revealed

How do we meet the 2050 net zero target in the UK? By building 48 natural gas units, 66 biomass facilities, 6 nuclear power stations, and 6,520 offshore wind turbines, according to new analysis.

UK must take global lead in tackling climate crisis, says CBI

Launching the organisation’s green recovery roadmap, the CBI’s director-general called for the UK to become a global leader for climate action, saying it would create new green jobs and lift productivity in a post-pandemic world.


One billion could be displaced by climate crisis by 2050

A new report from an international think tank claims that more than one billion people could be displaced over the next 30 years as a result of the ongoing climate crisis.

BEIS to review net zero compatibility of UK’s oil and gas licencing regime

A government review of the UK offshore oil and gas licensing regime will assess its compatibility with net zero targets and ensure it is aligned with tackling climate change.


Call to harness ‘nature-based solutions’ to combat climate emergency

A new report has called on businesses to harness the benefits of nature-based solutions to help them reduce their environmental impact.


Further reading

August’s energy and climate news from hydrogen strategy to damning climate change news

August’s energy roundup: hydrogen strategy to damning climate change news

We’ve unpacked the key points from government’s new hydrogen strategy (it’s an easy read!), and we’ve also got advice on how your business can take action in response to the latest damning evidence on…

IPCC report the message is stark, but there is hope

IPCC report: the message is stark, but there is hope

If we act quickly, we can still avoid catastrophe. Scientists are hopeful that if we can cut global emissions in half by 2030 and reach net zero by the middle of this century, we can halt and possibly…

Energy price spikes jeopardises the bottom line

Energy price spikes jeopardise the bottom line – time to protect against market volatility

This week wholesale energy prices hit a record high, going over £100 per megawatt hour of energy. If you’re a UK business, energy market volatility has serious consequences for your bottom line. Most …