The March 2021 Budget announcements included several welcome initiatives to support the UK’s transition to a low-carbon future.
Eco2 is particularly happy to see the inclusion of a Biomass Feedstocks Programme in the Net Zero Innovation Fund. This programme will look at ways to increase the production of sustainable green energy crops. As the UK’s leader in biomass fuel procurement, Eco2 is looking forward to the possibilities this research could bring to the biomass industry.
Private investment is key to the low-carbon transition, and so we welcome the initiatives to support private investment in green industries, particularly through capitalisation of the National Infrastructure Bank. This is expected to support at least £40bn of investment in ‘green’ infrastructure projects. We wait to see exactly how much of this investment will be dedicated directly to renewable energy and other decarbonisation projects.
We are also eager to see what comes of the new green savings bonds aimed at retail investors. A large consumer savings glut has built up during the pandemic, and these green bonds may help put that money to good use in the renewable energy sector.
We look forward to seeing more details of these policies.
Eco2’s team were delighted to make our debut at The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA)‘s Conference this year.
We made some great new contacts in the AD and biogas industry, and learned about some innovative new technologies that could improve financial returns for AD projects.
It was also great to hear more about the Green Gas Support Scheme, coming later this year. We will be looking closely at how the scheme might offer more flexibility for AD projects, while also supporting AD owners to improve air quality and land use. We look forward to preparing our clients to get the most out of the GGSS when it launches in autumn.
If you missed us at the ADBA conference and would like to find out how Eco2 can help you get the most out of your Anaerobic Digestion plant, get in touch with us at https://lnkd.in/gv4Gdih
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One month into 2021 there are lots of reasons to be optimistic for the renewables sector and the climate. Even while we still deal with the disruption and grief caused by coronavirus, there is still cause for hope.
In just over a week, we’ve seen the US take the lead again on climate action, global popular consensus on the climate emergency, and the world’s biggest asset manager demand that polluters get serious about Net Zero.
The new US President, Joe Biden, has already signed over 50 executive orders on the climate crisis, including re-joining the Paris Agreement and setting new targets for renewable energy. The Canadian Prime Minister has also just pledged billions more dollars for emissions reduction and increased Canada’s carbon tax.
A global UN poll found this week that two thirds of the world’s people agree that we face a climate emergency (81% in the the UK), and there is global consensus for more solar, wind and renewable energy.
Even BlackRock this week threatened to sell shares in the biggest polluters, with their CEO declaring “No issue ranks higher than climate change on our clients’ lists of priorities.”
With news like this, and the COP26 climate summit in November, we are hopeful that this could be the year the world turns a corner in the climate emergency.
Eco2 welcomes the Prime Minister’s 10-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution. The renewables industry in the UK is world-leading and there is a thriving investment community that is ready and willing to fund this revolution.
A lack of structured and joined-up policy has left the renewables sector in a holding pattern for the last few years. Yet the sector is ready and willing to deliver a green energy revolution if this statement is backed up with considered and structured support mechanisms.
Eco2 is a British company that has been making renewables work for the UK for more than 15 years. As part of the UK’s thriving renewable energy sector, we will help lead this revolution, and we want to work with the Government to develop their plan further.
Great report published by the Renewable Energy Association today, setting out their plans for a successful green recovery. Among the policy recommendations, the report highlights energy efficiency and reducing VAT rates as key to unlocking a Net Zero economy. The REA is calling on the Chancellor to implement these recommendations in his economic update next week and comes in the same week as the Prime Minister set out the first stage of the UK’s economic recovery.
Read the full report here
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