With UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announcing a major update to the Government’s net zero policies, businesses are assessing what the announcement might mean for them. From delaying the ban on new petrol and diesel cars to slowing down the phase out of gas boilers, these delays are disappointing and, as the Climate Change Committee (CCC) reports, likely to take the UK further away from its net zero targets1. Whilst there has been plenty of criticism of these changes from across the political spectrum and business sectors, there was some positive news for the Renewable Energy sector, as Sunak also announced a new approach to grid connections, with a fast track to help eligible renewable energy projects to connect to the grid faster2.
More details are likely to be announced by the Government in the coming months. For now, however, it’s important to not lose sight of the progress that has been made, and to acknowledge those organisations and individuals who are working to bring the UK one step closer to a net zero future.
As this month’s Bryt Insight shows, there is plenty of encouraging news in the renewable energy and sustainability space. Here’s what your business needs to know: