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How can businesses decarbonise their IT estates to achieve net zero?

By Steve Haskew, Head of Sustainability and Social Leadership

Large and small businesses alike are finding themselves at a crucial time where many aspire to decarbonise their operations without denting revenue from their products and services. The recent Autumn Statement by Jeremy Hunt announced key initiatives to support businesses wanting to transition towards net zero. The

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Schools share £18.6m decarbonisation makeover in Fusion21-backed government pilot

Seven UK schools have been selected to take part in an £18.6 million innovative Decarbonisation Pilot, led by the Department for Education (DfE).

The pilot will see schools benefit from new low carbon heating solutions, as well as improvements to the buildings fabric to make the school more thermal efficient, all procured through Fusion21 frameworks.

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How leasing can support local authorities’ push for a greener future

Caroline Davis

By Caroline Davis, Head of Public Sector Leasing at Triple Point

We know the green transition must involve local authorities if the UK is to meet its net zero commitments. That 78% of local authorities in England declared a climate emergency, and many local authorities have already made their own commitments

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NEW GOUPIL G4 CAGE TIPPER HELPS DUNSTABLE TOWN COUNCIL RANGERS IN THEIR ROLES

Goupil G4 Cage Tipper

A new Goupil G4 cage tipper from electric vehicle specialist Bradshaw has helped improve the working lives of Dunstable Town Council’s rangers.

The vehicle was acquired through Grounds Operations Manager Dmitriz Sopiaz who had been aware of its benefits through a previous role.

“I’d had experience of the G4,

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Matrix achieves carbon neutrality and lays out commitment to reach net zero by 2040, in annual ESG report

Mark Inskip – CEO, Matrix

Workforce technology and services platform Matrix has officially become carbon neutral, having offset its carbon footprint by investing in a program that also addresses poverty by creating jobs, aligning with its goal of connecting people to work.

The update came as part of Matrix’s Annual ESG Report, which

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SMS launches new EV chargepoint infrastructure solution to get Britain moving

The energy infrastructure expert aims to bring greater flexibility of choice to organisations entering the EV charging market through its advocacy of the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP)

Fully-funded and part-funded service options will help

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SMS installs UK’s first ever U16 gas smart meter for Octopus Energy customer

The smart energy infrastructure specialist, SMS, is the first meter installer to bring the device to the UK market Until now, thousands of customers with larger gas supplies – such as large domestic dwellings or commercial properties – have not been able to switch their traditional analogue meter to a smart meter

The UK’s

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Waterless tech breakthrough – the eco-solution to cutting CO2, and halving urinal running costs in the public sector

Public sector bodies could save many hundreds of thousands of litres of water, at the same time as slashing CO2 footprints, and saving thousands of pounds each year, simply by switching to waterless urinals.

The findings have been released by Smarti Environmental following one of the longest droughts in living memory, increasing concerns over water

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Helping Local Authorities Establish A Business Case For EV Chargepoint Installation

Just like every other part of government, local authorities are currently trying to figure out how to help the UK reach its 2050 carbon net zero aspirations. One way of doing this is to encourage more people into electric vehicles (EVs) – but this requires a significant increase in the number of public chargepoints, whether

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Direct electric heating: a real low-carbon alternative for construction

Solar and wind

A new report from ThermoSphere – ‘Working towards Net Zero’ – sheds light on the attitudes toward direct electric heating in the construction industry, with many preferring it as a means of retrofitting small homes and apartments. Alistair Bell, ThermoSphere’s managing director discusses the mood in construction, and the industry’s

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EQUANS pioneers a diversity charter for the Heat Network Industry

‘If we are to diversify how we heat our homes and buildings, then we must diversify our industry!”

Charlotte Large, Strategy, Policy and Innovation Director for EQUANS UK & Ireland

EQUANS, part of the ENGIE Group, has led the introduction of a diversity and inclusion charter for the Heat Networks

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Cop26 shows it’s time for health tech to act on climate change

Susan Venables, founder and client services director at Highland Marketing

The NHS has already made a commitment to become the first net zero health and care system in the world. It’s time for digital health vendors to think about their role – and to be ready to talk about how they are tackling

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Investing in Nature: An Emerging Institutional Asset Class

The Green Purposes Company, in partnership with Finance Earth, has today published a ground-breaking report on the urgent need to accelerate and scale up investment in nature. This report is published at a critical time: we are facing an environmental crisis with global wildlife populations plummeting and the impacts of climate change increasingly being felt

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NEW PLANS TO MAKE UK WORLD-LEADER IN GREEN ENERGY AND SUPPORT 60,000 JOBS

The Prime Minister has set out new plans to Build Back Greener by making the UK the world leader in clean wind energy – creating jobs, slashing carbon emissions and boosting exports.

£160 million will be made available to upgrade ports and infrastructure across communities like in Teesside and Humber in Northern England, Scotland and

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