Net Zero Strategy and Budget reaction with Craig Lowrey

Yesterday, at our ‘Net zero business forum’, senior consultant Craig Lowrey gave his reaction to energy aspects of the UK budget and the flurry of policy announcements that preceded it.

Our ‘Net zero business forum’

Our online bi-monthly ‘Net zero business forum’ offers members the opportunity to benefit from Cornwall Insight’s expertise and insight on energy policy, regulation and markets. The forum is aimed at large corporate and public sector consumers and individuals involved in energy management, procurement and CSR.

The forum will be supported by Cornwall Insight’s monthly insight report Energy net zero, which covers the key policy and regulatory changes and market innovations in the UK and elsewhere that will help deliver net zero targets.

Baseline coverage is electricity, carbon emissions, gas and heat regulation and policy changes, regulatory rule changes and consultations, EV transition and infrastructure developments. Every forum will also have a focus issue, where Cornwall Insight experts discuss particular themes in more depth.

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