Championing the Sustainable Development Goals on the road to Net Zero
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals represent a global, concerted effort by industry, communities, charities and NGOs to come together to create a blueprint for continuous, sustainable development for all.
For businesses, these goals represent a cross-industry opportunity to achieve ambitious Net Zero targets to eliminate net carbon emissions by 2050. Achieving Net Zero is no longer kept to the confines of corporate white papers, it is a call for a commitment to action and a statement that those who don’t respond to the call will be left behind.
With 30% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions coming from the transportation sector, the electrification of transport, whether it be our railways, ports, buses in our towns and cities or the fleets of vehicles that deliver our on-demand expectations for goods and services, will be one of the most critical transformations required to achieve Net Zero.
Government intervention won’t be enough to achieve the level of transport electrification required. Businesses and organisations with large fleets of vehicles will need to assess their own energy infrastructure requirements, their current and future energy requirements and determine how they want to incorporate the electrification of transport into their energy strategies.
To begin the Net Zero journey, organisations must develop a holistic energy infrastructure strategy that incorporates a company’s existing energy system and fleet electrification requirements into a future-ready plan that not only meets immediate needs but will continue to enable decarbonisation in the years to come.
Sustainable technologies create a toolbox of opportunities to apply to each unique location. These include solar PV panels, wind energy and storage of clean, renewable energy using batteries and low-carbon enabling technologies that are still in development can be continually incorporated into the very foundations of an organisation’s infrastructure over time.
Having an energy strategy curated by experts in sustainable energy solutions will allow leaders to concentrate on other areas of sustainability, safe in the knowledge that they are operating a resilient electricity and EV charging network that meets Net Zero targets while potentially reducing costs and delivering revenues.
At UK Power Networks Services, we work with organisations to develop and implement energy strategies that meet their energy requirements, align with their operations and with their goal for sustainable development.
We work across industries, from the electrification of one of the longest rail routes in the UK to partnering with a global logistics company to deliver a novel and industry-first solution to EV fleet charging, to enabling public bus route electrification. From ports to airports, we are delivering sustainable energy strategies and solutions to further the UK’s goal of a Net Zero economy.