Net zero round up news

We’ve compiled some of the latest news and views about net zero to keep you right up-to-date.

Nearly two thirds of councils in England aim to be carbon neutral in 20 years before the national target. This will affect procurement planning especially around the housing and building sector with a drive towards low carbon heat sources and other low carbon goods. 
 

A dedicated local government day at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in October will help to determine the roles of national and local governments and funding and financing opportunities available.
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Business sectors in focus

Whilst some UK businesses are trailblazing with emission reduction plans, a recent survey has found that only 15% of UK businesses have set net zero targets. And from the 1400 companies interviewed, manufacturing companies are said to be lagging behind and the least likely to have set a target or the confidence to deliver one.

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The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charge-points, for eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations.

The government is also proposing new energy efficiency schemes from 2022 to replace the closed non-domestic renewable heat incentives.  The Clean Heat Grant will provide up front capital funding for businesses that integrate green heating technologies such as heat pumps.

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