Net zero corporates and ESG

  • Net zero corporates and ESG

    Is rapid decarbonisation of healthcare possible?

    Multiple sectors sourcing low carbon energy will be an essential component of reaching the UK’s net zero emissions goals. Healthcare will be a critical partner in tackling climate change due to their reliance on processes that generate greenhouse gases. As an illustration of energy intensity in health, NHS England uses...

  • Low carbon generation

    Waiting On the [Wind] to Change: A look-back on wind load factors in 2021-22

    In our work across the renewables space, wind output and its impact on Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC) issue has featured frequently in discussion with colleagues and market participants alike over the course of Compliance Period (CP) 20 (2021-22). In this 'Chart of the week', we examines wind load factor trends...

  • Business supply and services

    REGO prices end their upwards march for FMD21-22

    In this 'Chart of the week', we explore some of the latest price trends for REGO certificates for use in the 2021-22 Fuel Mix Disclosure (FMD) year, which builds on last week’s Chart of the Week which showed how REGO-backed supply has remained important to business energy customers.

  • E-mobility and low carbon

    I can see clearly now: ZEV mandate to provide path to 2030 new ICE vehicle phase-out

    The last few weeks have seen several policy documents and consultation responses from the government published in the electric vehicle (EV) world, against the back-drop of record-breaking EV sales. In this 'Chart of the week', we explore the latest consultation conclusion from the Department for Transport (DfT), outlining proposals on...

  • Commercial and market outlook

    Germany to step up climate action

    The German Economic Affairs and Climate Action Minister Robert Habeck recently presented a review of Germany’s current climate action status detailing both climate targets in various sectors and the expansion of renewables and the power grid. However, the minister stated that climate action in Germany is currently below expectations, with...

  • Low carbon generation

    Industrial hydrogen demand predicted to grow to 37TWh by 2050

    This week’s ‘Chart of the week’ looks at recent research from Cornwall Insight’s insight paper ­- Industrial decarbonisation key for UK low carbon hydrogen – which shows demand for hydrogen by the industrial sector is predicted to grow significantly. In fact, Cornwall Insight research shows that by 2030 UK industry...

  • Net zero corporates and ESG

    Chart of the week | A busy policy schedule for the coming year

    On 25 February, Cornwall Insight hosted its first Net Zero Business Forum of the year. The Net Zero Business Forum provides insight and analysis for businesses and public sector organisations looking to decarbonise their power, heat and transport needs. This online bi-monthly forum keeps members up to date with the...

  • Low carbon generation

    Australian Chart of the week | Got your money; wind shaking up the merchant revenue order?

    Ideal weather conditions for wind and solar across the NEM in recent weeks saw renewables hit new highs in the National Electricity Market (NEM). A recent update from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) indicated that around noon on the 20th of August, wind and solar contributed 11.7GW - 46.5%...

  • Low carbon generation

    Pixie Chart of the week | Record level of Corporate PPA activity in 2019

    A record amount of renewable energy was purchased by companies in 2019 through Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (CPPAs), Bloomberg New Energy Finance announced on 28 January. 19.5GW of deals in total were signed by over 100 companies, in 23 countries, 5.9GW more than in 2018 and as much volume as...

  • Low carbon generation

    Chart of the week | Corporate PPAs: please form an orderly queue

    With the promise of long-term fixed price agreements with creditworthy consumers, corporate power purchase agreements (CPPAs) have become one of the most talked about routes to market for new subsidy-free generators. CPPAs provide for the sale of electricity from a developer to a final consumer typically using a supplier to...

  • Net zero corporates and ESG

    Pixie Chart of the week | Local Authorities delivering local energy

    In this week's Pixie Chart of the Week, we discuss a recent report issued by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) which highlighted the growing concerns Local Authorities (LAs) have in respect of energy costs. PwC surveyed four business types on six areas of energy strategy: cost, sustainability, security, related costs, smart energy and other.

  • Low carbon generation

    Pixie Chart of the week | European oil majors adopting clean energy approach

    Oil majors across the globe have been stepping up investment into clean energy over the past decade, with some having plans to invest up to 20% of capital budgets into low-carbon energy by 2030. Following Shell’s advancements in the clean energy space, historically through biofuel investment, but more recently through...