UK emissions, aviation and £10m investment in the latest Energy Advice round up

UK emissions, aviation and £10m investment in the latest Energy Advice round up

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

The good news is that UK greenhouse gas emissions are down according to the latest figures, but it’s not the whole story. 46% of emissions linked to UK consumption are created overseas – and are equivalent to one of the biggest emitting countries in the world. The Fairtrade Foundation is calling on businesses and government to act.

These stories and more are here – and if you need advice on your company’s low carbon challenges, get in touch.


What action do people want to see on climate; and what can business learn from this?

A major new global poll reveals public opinion on the climate crisis  – and where they want to see change. We’ve got the key takeaways here.

UK emissions drop by 44% compared to 1990 levels

The latest government greenhouse gas emissions figures are out and show a 44% fall in UK emissions between 1990 and 2019.


Aviation sector maps out pathway to net zero by 2050

Major players in the airline sector have come together to set a viable roadmap to net zero emissions by 2050.

New £10 million hubs in London and Leeds to drive green finance and investment

The government has announced a new UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment, which will have research hubs in London and Leeds.


Fairtrade Foundation calls on businesses to tackle food import emissions

A new report to mark Fairtrade Fortnight is calling on UK businesses to take decisive action on their emissions from food imports such coffee, cocoa and bananas, to protect small-scale farmers from climate change.


Further reading: net zero

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 …