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With COP26 on the horizon, world leaders will soon join together to tackle the most pressing environmental issues. This comes on the heels of a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), issuing a stark warning that global warming is on a dangerous trajectory.

The energy digitalisation taskforce was established with the intention that the UK would further its leadership in sustainability. But how will it impact you?

Around 60 UK councils have now joined the ever growing ‘net-zero pledge’. This means one-third of the UK population is now represented by councils aiming to reach net-zero targets by 2045.

Every business can benefit from lower utility bills and reduced emissions. This Water Saving Week is the perfect time to take a look at your usage and make effective, lasting changes.

Across the EU, buildings are responsible for generating 40% of all energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions. Tackling this problem is a key step in reaching net zero targets. The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) was established to ensure a significant reduction in emissions from new and existing buildings.

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It has always been true that improving a council’s environmental impact has numerous benefits for the entire community. Now though, there is more urgency than ever when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the UK.

The future of sustainable, clean energy relies on renewables. Unfortunately, that comes with a problem. Solar and wind are cheap forms of electricity but they rely on the right conditions to work. This sort of intermittent power cannot provide enough energy to completely reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. The electricity supply needs to be consistent, reliable and capable of handling surges in demand. That is where battery technology comes in.

If Covid-19 has taught us anything it is a newfound appreciation for the outdoors. Being confined to our homes has given us time to reflect on how important it is to protect our green, open spaces such as national parks. Now is a better time than any to make sure we have these beautiful spaces to return to in the future.

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As environmental conscientiousness grows, businesses that want to survive the transition to a low carbon economy must also learn to adapt. We’ve looked at 5 ways you can future-proof your business, increase efficiency, and improve your bottom line.

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Carbon compliance schemes are becoming increasingly prevalent in the commercial landscape. We break down four of the most important pieces of legislation to give a clearer understanding of where your business might stand.