The UK government has set a target of bringing carbon emissions in the country to net zero by 2050, but it’s a long way off achieving this ambition.
Research from PwC recently pointed out that, although the UK has the most rapid rate of decarbonisation among the G20 since 2000, it is still not doing enough to meet its own climate change goals.
According to the firm, the UK has reduced its carbon emissions at a rate of 3.7 per cent per year. This needs to increase to 9.7 per cent to hit the 2050 target. What’s more, the organisation pointed out, so far much of this decarbonisation has come as a result of coal power plants being closed.
The PwC report stated that hitting the 2050 target will require “action and a transition of every sector in the UK”. Transportation and heating were among those singled out as needing particular attention.
It noted: “The electrification of sectors such as transport and heating needs to be met by the scaling up of renewables and increased investment in clean energy sources.”
If you’re looking for ways to reduce your business’ carbon emissions and make it more sustainable, you could explore the options in biomass heating that could work for your company.
Earlier this month, an article for Cooling Post suggested that groundwater heat pumps could be another viable and sustainable heating solution for homes and businesses in the UK to adopt. The suggestion comes following extensive research carried out by the British Geological Survey, which found there are large heat resources in the country’s underground water systems.