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Local authority net zero commitment rises to one-third of the population

Local authority net zero commitment rises to one-third of the population

Energy Net zero Sustainability
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.
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Water Saving Week: How your business can cut water waste.

Water Saving Week: How your business can cut water waste.

Net zero Sustainability Water
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.
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EPBD – what is it and what does it mean for your business?

EPBD – what is it and what does it mean for your business?

Energy Net zero Sustainability
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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6 reasons why local councils should commit to net zero​

6 reasons why local councils should commit to net zero​

Energy Net zero Sustainability
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.
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Is Battery Technology the key to a sustainable future?

Is Battery Technology the key to a sustainable future?

Energy Net zero Sustainability
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.
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4 ways communities can help to protect our national parks

4 ways communities can help to protect our national parks

Sustainability
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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Energy efficiency is essential for achieving net zero

Energy efficiency is essential for achieving net zero

Energy Net zero
Severe climate change is impacting every part of the world. And with the UK’s promise of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 on the horizon, it is essential that businesses focus on a greener future.
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How will the new Industrial Strategy impact the public sector?

How will the new Industrial Strategy impact the public sector?

Energy Net zero
To drastically lower carbon emissions by 2050, the UK government have announced plans for a new Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy. This announcement comes in the run up to the UK hosting COP26, and is reflective of the government’s rising environmental ambitions. Blueprints for the £1 billion strategy include plans to shift 20 Terawatt hours of the UK’s energy from fossil fuels to low carbon alternatives. So, how will this impact the public sector?
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Telecoms trends you’ll see in 2021

Telecoms trends you’ll see in 2021

Telecoms
Whilst the past year has been a sedentary one for many, it has also sparked a wave of growth, innovation and disruption across various sectors. At the centre of this wave, and on the front line of the pandemic response, has been telecoms. This undervalued industry has enabled the remote work, learning, and socialising that has kept the UK afloat in unprecedented circumstances.
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Using 5G to boost your business’ sustainability

Using 5G to boost your business’ sustainability

Telecoms
As the UK marches on toward the net zero 2050 deadline, the demand for green equivalents of existing technology is increasing. A recent study has shown that 5G could radically decarbonise telecommunications. We discuss how and what benefits businesses could gain from adopting 5G.
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Five steps to future-proof your business

Five steps to future-proof your business

Sustainability
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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Is the UK vulnerable from water shortage?

Is the UK vulnerable from water shortage?

Water
Until recently, you could be forgiven for assuming the UK was safe from a lack of rain. However, a report from Water UK earlier this year, made in response to concerns about water shortage, says otherwise.
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The open water market

The open water market

Water
In 2017, the UK water supply and wastewater markets opened, allowing organisations to switch service suppliers further afield. We explore your business can leverage the open water market.
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The ISDN phase-out

The ISDN phase-out

Telecoms
We explore why the ISDN phase-out is taking place, the potential benefits for business leaders and importance of preparing for the change.
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The A to Z of carbon compliance

The A to Z of carbon compliance

Sustainability
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.
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Four ways to cut IT costs in 2020

Four ways to cut IT costs in 2020

Telecoms
Business leaders everywhere are searching for new ways to cut costs and improve the value and efficiency of their day-to-day operations. Smith Bellerby offers four top tips for achieving this within your IT department.
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How to reduce the stress of multi-site energy management

How to reduce the stress of multi-site energy management

Energy
It takes a lot of effort to keep all of these plates spinning, especially when you are a multi-site business with variances in infrastructure from branch to branch. This is where intelligent energy management comes into play.
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