Hitting a Net Zero Home Run: The Best Sustainable Innovations for 2020

By Katie Mills, Head of Innovation, UK&I at Schneider Electric

‘The future Net Zero Standard is the perfect place to start for any business looking to reduce its environmental footprint’

Dominic O’Brien, Managing Director of Experienced Energy Solutions, told future Net Zero about his experience of helping business clients identify their energy use and work towards decarbonisation

IMechE: ‘The challenge now is to bring this all together into a practical and deliverable plan’

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Engineering Policy Advisor Matt Rooney said: ‘The challenge now is to bring this all together into a practical and deliverable plan with joined-up thinking across the whole energy system’

Schneider Electric invests in Planon to digitally transform buildings into sustainable workplaces of the future

Schneider Electric and Planon will jointly collaborate on innovation to deliver a suite of software and services to digitize the building lifecycle for both existing and new buildings

Centrica supports government bringing forward petrol and diesel ban to 2030 to encourage EV uptake

Amanda Stretton, Centrica Sustainable Transport Editor, said: ‘EVs remain more expensive than petrol and diesel equivalents, so we are pleased to see further initiatives from the government in order to make the transition more affordable for all’

Retrofitting homes in northern England ‘could create 77,000 new green jobs’

IPPR North says the move to decarbonise existing housing stock would also generate 111,000 jobs across the UK’s supply chain by 2035

‘The spirit shown by the energy sector in helping to tackle coronavirus is the same that will see us deliver net zero’

That was the suggestion from Ofgem CEO Jonathan Brearley, who spoke last week as part of Energy Live Xpo 2020, the theme of which was ‘Rethinking Energy’

More than £50 million available for flexibility in biggest-ever tender

The funding package is to cover more than 130 sites in the organisation’s largest-ever open tender

Clean energy strategies ‘must be holistically integrated with wider commercial objectives’

That’s the suggestion from Stuart Duncan, Distributed Energy Strategic Sales Manager at Centrica Business Solutions

Sutton Housing Partnership enlists ENGIE for net zero carbon retrofit pilot

Leading energy and services specialist, ENGIE, has been appointed by Sutton Housing Partnership (SHP), in London to design, build and deliver a programme which will transform existing properties across the borough into low maintenance, net zero carbon homes