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Climate Change will impact us all. It is my belief that everyone, both businesses and individuals, have the power to take actions, either small or large, to abate Climate Change .

I am here to support businesses to achieve net zero, no matter whether they are yet to start or need advice on starting on their Journey to Net Zero and implementing their plans. Get in touch today.

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Philip Smith-Lawrence

The UK Government was the first major economy to set a formal target to hit net zero by 2050. But what exactly does that mean, and how are we going to achieve this?

Net zero is when the greenhouse gases we emit are reduced to the point where they can be balanced out by the greenhouse gases we remove from the atmosphere. In other words, it means no negative impact on the climate overall.

Climate scientists like to use the metaphor of a bath – if you pour in water faster than it empties through the plughole, the bath will fill up and eventually overflow. But if you balance the amount you put in with the amount draining away, by slowing down the tap and/or increasing the size of the plughole, then the water in the bath will remain level.

Net zero is also often known as ‘carbon neutral’, because greenhouse gas emissions are generally measured in CO2 (the most prominent greenhouse gas). You may even have come across the term ‘carbon negative’, which takes things one step further by removing more greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than you put in, resulting in a net positive impact on the environment. Some leading companies such as Microsoft are already moving in this direction.

In 2015, world leaders came together in Paris for a UN summit on climate change, formally known as a COP. Paris was COP21, and it resulted in an historic global climate agreement.

Nearly 200 countries agreed to take action to reduce their emissions in a bid to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Climate scientists say the global community needs to reach net zero by the middle of the century at the latest for a reasonable chance of achieving this.

This is no mean feat. Global temperatures have already risen by 1°C, and we’re on course for 3-5°C unless more action is taken.

The UK became the first major country to set a net zero target of 2050 in 2019. Achieving this will require a complete transformation in almost all aspects of society, if we are to reduce emissions to as close to zero as possible. Strategies include being far more efficient and intelligent in how we generate and use energy, how we consume materials and other resources, how we transport ourselves and our goods, and how we manage our waste.

We will also need to increase the amount of CO2 we remove from the atmosphere by changing the way we use land – for example by planting trees and restoring nature – and by developing new technologies that capture and store carbon from the air.

Much of this will be driven by national policy, with a new Net Zero strategy launched in 2023. However critics suggest the strategy doesn’t go far enough and won’t enable us to hit our 2050 target.

Ultimately, achieving much of what is required for net zero will fall on the shoulders of businesses and individuals. Urged on by consumers, shareholders, climate-related legislation and the risks of climate change itself, many of the world’s largest companies have already drawn up their own net zero plans. Often, these include targets far in advance of 2050.

The number of corporate net zero commitments have tripled over the last year, with companies signing up to the Race to Zero and declaring their formal net zero targets.

These net zero commitments will have a profound impact on supply chains – in 2020, the number of large-scale buyers asking suppliers for environmental data increased by 24 per cent.

Simultaneously, the cost of doing business has risen dramatically following a number of key geopolitical events. This increases the pressure on businesses to decarbonise in order to drive growth, increase competitiveness and manage cashflow in the longer term by making savings via their energy consumption. 

Solar Energy

Commercial and industrial roof top Solar PV systems to reduce onsite grid electricity costs.

Ground mounted Solar Arrays for landowners and farmers.

Bi-facial Agri-Voltaics for farmers and vineyards

Solar PV for Car Parks – multi story, ground level car parks at office complexes, retail parks and supermarkets.

Supply and installation of Solar PV by industry leading & award winning companies. 

Full on-site surveys and installation planning, including projected system electricity generation and financial savings.

Start generating your own electricity and save your business money whilst abating Climate Change.

Biodiversity Net Gain

Biodiversity Net Gain Consultancy for farmers, landowners & developers.

UK Habitat Baseline Surveys

Habitat Management & Maintenance Plans

Bespoke Legal Documentation

Conservation Covenants

Registration of BNG Units on Govt database

Marketing & Sales of BNG Offsets 

Digital BNG Sales Brochures

Access to Net Zero Carbon’s database of property developers looking to purchase BNG Offsets.

Full service consultancy with fixed fees and commissions.

Protect the environment – create BNG Habitats. 

Modular Anaerobic Digestion for Food Waste

Energy from Food Waste

Containerised and modular Anaerobic Digestion self-sustaining systems. A proportion of the CHP output used to power the system. Feedstock is diluted using liquid reclaimed from the waste. Full odour control.

Electricity produced 121 MWh/year

Heat produced 214 MWh/year

Organic Fertilizer produced = 290 Tonnes/year

Biogas generation = 180 Cubic metres per day

High Energy Content Suitable Feedstocks – Oil & Grease, Food Production, Food Waste inc Fruit & Veg.

Why Waste Waste Food? 

Scope Emissions Reporting

Start your Journey to Net Zero today by reporting your Scope 1, 2 & 3 Emissions. 

Scope 1 – On Site Generated emissions inc; gas heating, fuel for company vehicles, refrigeration losses from AC & fridges and emissions from manufacturing processes. 

Scope 2 – Purchased Emissions inc; electricity purchased from energy supplier(s), electricity for EVs & steam, heat or cooling generated offsite. 

Scope 3 – Indirect Emissions, 15 categories including; Goods and services you purchase, distribution and use of goods, waste disposal, employee commuting and business travel.

Scope Emissions reporting services includes a full energy reduction plan and a bespoke Environmental Policy for your business.

A beautiful tree in the middle of a field covered with grass with the tree line in the background
A beautiful tree in the middle of a field covered with grass with the tree line in the background

We Have The Power Today, To Create A Better Tomorrow!

The services I offer enable businesses, individuals and organisations such as Councils to act today and start to abate Climate Change by reducing their CARBON EMISSIONS, whilst still meeting their onsite power and heating needs, and dealing with the waste they produce – it’s the  Journey to Net Zero.

Running a zero carbon emissions business or living in a zero carbon home, are collectively an important step to meet Great Britain’s net zero target by 2050.

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