Addressing Energy-Related Emissions
The extreme volatility in the energy market over the past few years has caused energy prices to rise dramatically, leading to significant financial costs for businesses. At the same time, thousands of companies have begun to understand the consequences of failing to act on climate change and are subsequently setting emissions reduction targets to achieve net zero by 2050 at the latest.
These changes have led many businesses to implement energy management systems and explore options for reducing their reliance on fossil fuel-derived energy. Despite the scaling up of renewable energy generation and advances in energy storage capacity, significant barriers remain for businesses to reduce their reliance on carbon intensive energy and protect themselves from price volatility.
In this virtual 3-part series, we will look at the practical steps businesses can take to improve their energy efficiency and productivity, while reducing overall energy use, and how to effectively support the increasing generation and storage capacity of renewable energies. This will support companies to best understand and evaluate how they can meet their renewable electricity targets through various methods such as off-site power purchase agreements; on site self-funded generation; and green tariffs.
Improving Energy Efficiency
Thursday 21st March, 10:00 – 11:30 GMT
In this session, we will focus on business best practices for improving energy efficiency in their properties (energy efficiencies of processes and products may be touched upon but are not the focus area). This will cover guidance from The Climate Group’s EP100 initiative and look at the role of both property owners and building occupiers. Challenges related to retrofitting older buildings will also be explored.
Senior Manager, Built Environment
Head of Historic Building Climate Change Adaptation
Senior Energy Manager
Energy & Utilities Lead
Increasing Renewable Energy Procurement and On-Site Renewables Generation and Storage Capacity
Thursday 11th July, 10:00 – 11:30 BST
During this event we will take a deeper dive into best practices for on-site energy development and renewable energy procurement from the grid. The session will look into the benefits and potential challenges of both methods in meeting company’s electricity demand. Areas of discussion will include: funding models for on-site generation; the potential to participate in demand-side response; and guidance on choosing a green energy supplier. The challenges presented by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO) certificates will also be discussed
Increasing Renewables Generation and Storage Capacity Via Off-Site Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)
Thursday 3rd October, 10:00 – 11:30 BST
In this session we will explore the use of off-site corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) to meet increasing demand for renewable energy. This will support companies to understand the types of power purchase agreements they can enter into and what they need to consider before making any related decisions. It will also include an introduction from a UK government representative, setting out their plan to address some of the major blockers to renewable energy generation in the UK.