A recent analysis of 2021 demand patterns by energy solutions firm Balance Power concluded that greater focus on addressing demand and generation misalignment is needed to hit net zero targets. CEO Phil Thompson shares his thoughts on next steps.
While the utility sector’s creative minds are pulling up trees to fuel the energy transition, decarbonise and innovate around water supply, firms’ green strategies incorporate far broader schemes than simply replanting them.
Ofwat has set out its expectations for water companies to align their decarbonisation strategies with UK government targets that focus on both operational and embedded emissions. The regulator said the next price review will feature carbon reduction performance commitments.
Experts from the water sector share their thoughts on how and where innovation can boost post-COP progress and discuss whether or not the industry is already ahead of the conference’s collaborative curve.
UW Innovate caught up with Yasmin Ali – energy innovation project manager at BEIS – to reflect on her 11 years in utilities ahead of her appearance at Utility Week’s Adapting for Net Zero Conference 2021.
Amid work towards the UK’s 2050 net zero target and a shifting landscape of expectation and responsibility, experts shed light on some of the prevailing external forces shaping innovation in asset management.
Affinity Water will measure and report on its non-operational emissions from next year as it sets out plans to be carbon negative for scopes one two and three emissions by 2030. Nature-based solutions and developing a blue carbon finance framework are included in the plans.
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