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Posted on 22/03/2021

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2021 Energy Outlook - what it means for your business



In the first Energy HQ podcast of 2021, we take a brief look back the major announcements at the end of 2020 - including the publication of the Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution and the long-awaited Energy White Paper - as well as look forward to what businesses can expect in 2021 to help them plan their road to net zero.

What are the next steps following the Energy White Paper?  What policy is coming next? And where should businesses be prioritising investment?

We welcome Adam Bell, Head of Energy Strategy at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, who was a key architect of the Energy White Paper, alongside Robert Buckley, Head of Relationship Development at Cornwall Insight and Paul French from npower Business Solutions to provide a must-listen outlook for the year ahead. 

How hydrogen fits into the net zero picture



Hydrogen is a major part of the government’s net zero strategy, appearing as second billing in the Prime Minister’s recently-released Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.

According to Boris Johnson, in his foreword to the plan, we could soon be cooking our breakfast on hydrogen while breathing in cleaner air, thanks to trucks, trains, ships and planes running on hydrogen rather than fossil fuels.

Hydrogen is also being hailed as the answer to decarbonising the UK’s heating.

But, of course, this is all hypothetical. Because as yet, there is no mainstream, affordable or low-carbon-manufactured source of hydrogen commercially available.

How businesses can get on the road to net zero



There’s so much talk about net zero and the need for businesses to plan their route to lower-emission operations.

But for many organisations, making sense of all the recent government announcements – and what these actually mean to them – is still very unclear.

That’s perhaps why hundreds joined our net zero webinar, hosted by The Energyst, on Thursday 10 December, where our panel cut through the confusion to set out what we do know, what we are waiting for – and what action businesses can take now.

James Diggle, Head of Energy and Climate Change at the CBI, and CSR expert Olly Craughan from DPD joined npower Business Solution’s Head of Flexibility Services Ben Spry to look at the detail that matters.

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