We need to get the next generation excited about green jobs
Hundreds of thousands of new job roles are needed if we are to achieve a clean energy transition and meet net zero targets in the UK. Dina Potter of the National Grid believes that investing in young people is key to this, and that we now need to ensure that young people understand the options…
Minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) for commercial landlords: what do businesses need to do with legislation coming into force
From April 2018 all commercial properties must be an EPC rating E or above if they are being leased for the first time or re-leased to a new tenant. From April 2023 this applies to all properties, whether or not they have a new lease. Here's a guide for commercial landlords.
Southern Western Railway have slashed their energy use by 21% by switching to LED lights
South Western Railway have reduced their energy consumption as a company by a huge 21%, by installing over 16,000 LED light fittings across their properties – offices, railway stations, depots and more. The train company committed to reducing their energy consumption by 41% by 2024. The reduction from swapping to LED lighting has already gone…
Government announce blueprint to cut emissions from industry, school and hospital buildings
On 17 March 2021 the UK Business and Energy Secretary announced an ambitious blueprint to deliver the world’s first low-carbon industrial sector – with over £1 billion of funding allocated to the plan. The plan would cut emissions from industry, schools and hospitals and create over 80,000 green jobs in the industry. The government will…
Banks advise MPs that long-term retrofit strategy can cut emissions and deliver £7.5bn savings
Advisory group Bankers for Net Zero have published their recommendations for a long-term retrofit strategy to address carbon emissions and create jobs to support a green recovery.