An energy company in Bournemouth has helped some of the UK’s best known businesses such as Sky and Ikea lower their carbon emissions.
Big Clean Switch Energy, established in 2016, has also worked with Bloomsbury Publishing and health giant Bupa to make them more energy efficient.
The firm achieves this by identifying suitable grants and matching energy usage with renewable tariffs to bring down bills and emissions.
Jaymee Domoney, operations and marketing executive, said: “Our focus is on stimulating investment in renewables to boost demand and gradually transition the grid towards greater sustainability.”
This plan has gained further coverage with the recent update to the Net Zero Plan established by the Government.
The plan is to become Net Zero in carbon emissions by the year of 2050, which has been updated in March 2023 with the Green Finance Strategy.
“put finance at the forefront of climate change”, a statement made on the UK GOV website.
It is recorded that the carbon dioxide (CO2) atmosphere is 50% higher than in 1750, exceeding the natural changes the world faced hundreds of years ago, according to a United Nations report.
In 2020 the United Kingdom was placed eighth in the world as the greatest number of kilotons of CO2 emissions by the United Nations.
A report released by the UK Government in 2021 said there was 426.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, a decrease of 5.2% from 2019.
With the decrease, it still might not be enough with an estimated 299.4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide by the year 2050 if it continues at the rate of decrease.
In order to achieve Net Zero by 2050 it would have to be a much greater increase in natural made energy rather than the usage of fossil fuels.
However, with the Green Finance Strategy being put into place, it has been stated that £22 billion of capital will be invested to level up and decarbonise the economy.