Net Zero Carbon
In June 2019, parliament passed legislation requiring the UK’s net emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) to reduce by 100% relative to 1990 levels by 2050.
2050 is a long way off however so many organisations are working towards a net zero position now.
What is Net Zero?
Net zero refers to achieving a balance between the amount of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere. The Climate Change Act (2008) named six major greenhouse gases:
- Carbon Dioxide (CO2) – the major polluter
- Methane (CH4)
- Nitrous Oxide (N2O)
- Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC’s)
- Perfluorocarbons (PFC’s)
- Sulphur Hexafluoride (SF6)
A gross-zero target would mean reducing all emissions to zero, which is not unfortunately realistic; Net Zero recognises that there will be some emissions but that these need to be fully offset. When the level of carbon emissions produced are cancelled out by the amount removed, the UK will be a net-zero emitter. Carbon is produced from new and existing buildings, transport, and processes.
Whether you need help on what exactly net zero carbon means or advice on how to set a plan in motion Coral is well-placed to assist you. Through a variety of avenues such as data analysis, building surveys, recommendations (large scale and day-to-day), cost predictions and third-party installation services (e.g. renewable energy equipment, boiler systems, etc) we will ensure you are on your way to becoming Net Zero sooner rather than later.
The future is Net Zero, and reality is that we are all responsible
Please contact us to find out more