April’s Energy Advice Hub roundup: the lockdown edition

Welcome to the end of month roundup from the Energy Advice Hub – which is, as usual, packed with insights on a range of energy and compliance challenges.

It’s certainly a challenging time for business right now – and for most, managing the impact of COVID-19 is the key priority. Building a climate-resilient economy after the pandemic will be key to our recovery. And so – the long-term carbon reduction journey continues – and we’re here to help. 

In case you missed them, our latest insights are here:

Financial year end: focus on Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting

It was a new financial year for many this month – and some will be preparing to include energy and carbon information in their reporting for the first time.

Renewables overtake fossil fuels for the first time

High winds and lockdown meant that renewables generated more power than fossil fuels combined for the first time ever in Q1 of 2020.

Is climate change activism hitting companies where it hurts?

Climate change protests aren’t new – but public interest and engagement has ramped up over recent years. How is it impacting on share price and investment for the companies they target?

Nearly half of UK emissions come from overseas – why aren’t we counting this?

46% of the UK’s carbon footprint comes from products imported into the country – and this isn’t included in our 2050 net zero target.

Climate Change Agreement scheme extension – have your say

The government wants to extend the Climate Change Agreement scheme by 2 years, and reopen it to new applicants. A consultation has been launched to get your views.

Capacity Market – plans for rules to be relaxed during lockdown

The government launched a short consultation last week on temporarily relaxing Capacity Market obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lockdown learning: webinars and roundtables for energy professionals

BiU has launched some new online resources for energy professionals, including webinars on net zero and SECR, and a roundtable on the current energy climate during COVID-19.

Net zero: your frequently asked questions

We’ve created a handy Net-Zero FAQs page to cover all of the questions we get on ‘net zero’ – we’ll be adding to this page as the weeks go on. If you’ve got a question we’ve not covered, get in touch.