Net Zero

“Net zero” means achieving a state where the greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted do not exceed the gases being removed from the atmosphere so that the overall balance is zero.

Essential news articles covering climate change, net zero and carbon emissions from the writers of Energy Advice Hub.

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The government's green finance strategy was published this week, so what are the likely implications for your business? Find out here.

The Hub explainer: what is the green finance strategy?

The Hub explainer: what is the green finance strategy? Published just this week, many Hub readers may have heard of the government's new green finance...
Net Zero by 2050: The Prime Minister has announced that the UK will eradicate its net contribution to climate change by 2050.

Net zero by 2050: Government sets legally binding target

Net zero by 2050: Government sets legally binding target The Prime Minister has announced that the UK will eradicate its net contribution to climate change...
More than 120 leading UK businesses, investors and business networks have called on the Government to legislate for net zero carbon immediately.

UK businesses put fresh pressure on government over net zero

UK businesses put fresh pressure on government over net zero More than 120 leading UK businesses, investors and business networks have called on the Government...
Net zero greenhouse gas emissions target: Government needs to increase the price of carbon in key sectors & create a market for ‘negative emissions’.

Government should increase business carbon price to achieve net zero, says new report

Government should increase business carbon price to achieve net zero, says new report In order to achieve ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the...
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) is seeking feedback on its draft guidance for scope 3 emissions reporting guidance for commercial real estate.

UKGBC consults on scope 3 emissions reporting guidance for commercial real estate

UKGBC consults on scope 3 emissions reporting guidance for commercial real estate The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) is seeking feedback on its draft guidance...
Climate change: While there is evidence of some businesses stepping up to the challenge, environmental issues are far from embedded as a priority

Environmental issues must be a bigger business priority, business tracker report reveals

Environmental issues must be a bigger business priority, business tracker report reveals Climate change is potentially the most critical challenge confronting our planet. While there...
The Government’s Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme, which issued payments to small-scale generators of renewable energy, closed to new applications on 31st March.

FiT has finished: what next for small-scale renewables?

FiT has finished: what next for small-scale renewables? The Government’s Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme, which issued payments to small-scale generators of renewable energy, closed to...
New analysis from the World Resources Institute (WRI) warns of worrying lack of progress from heavy industry on 2020 global emissions targets.

Heavy industry is failing to embed energy efficiency fast enough, report warns

Heavy industry is failing to embed energy efficiency fast enough, report warns New analysis from the World Resources Institute (WRI) warns of worrying lack of...
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority will require all new developments in the region to be net zero carbon by 2028, according to new proposals.

New buildings in Greater Manchester to be ‘net zero’ by 2028

New buildings in Greater Manchester to be ‘net zero’ by 2028 The Greater Manchester Combined Authority will require all new developments in the region to...
Is Net Zero Carbon Legislation on the horizon

Is net zero carbon legislation genuinely on the horizon?

Is net zero carbon legislation genuinely on the horizon? Consensus is growing; business carbon targets may need to rise. As the Guardian reports, 50 Conservative MPs...

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