The Government has revealed their plan that aims for a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade and get to net-zero by 2050 and how it effects the UK. Britain's Climate Change Act contains the world's first legally binding national commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Regional is something related to, taking place in or characteristic of a given geographic location. Here you will find specific strategies that have been put in place for specific regions.
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The Repowering The Black Country project is a multi-million pound investment that requires the needs of the industry are met to acceptable levels, avoiding any inefficient practicies, while also reducing carbon emissions of the companies involved. The Industrial Advisory Board are a group of businesses who aim to guide the project to achieve those goals, offering insight towards the next steps, as well as offering support if and when needed to ensure the project runs effectively and efficienctly throughout it's development.
The midlands is an extensive area of the UK, and many thousands of specialist companies operate in this area, with a small percentage of them producing more CO2 emissions than the rest combined. The Made In The Midlands COIN aims to bring all these companies together, so that bonds of partnership can be made, and innovitive ideas can be encouraged and brought to fruition. It is centralised on the Made In The Midlands Group, who works closely with companies in an around the Midlands to:
- To open a channel of communication within local firms to source and supply locally where possible,
- To upskill and reskill workforces, and finally
- To promote good news from manufacturing businesses in order to counteract the adversity in the media that ultimately undermines confidence.
The group is now the largest private manufacturing network in the region, representing more than £120bn of UK manufacturing, which consists of 500 firms with a turnover of £2m+ a year. 85% of the group are owner-managed SMEs focused on collaboration and networking.
Brockhouse is the first bases for one of the first industrial zero carbon hubs in the UK. Located in the West Bromwich area of Birmingham, it is surrounded by other energy intensive companies that can capitilise on one another's processes, be it position in the up-stream or down-stream areas of company supply chains, or by using excess waste to recycle or reuse within additional processes.
A collection of information related to the Zero Carbon Hubs including information on the unique Circular Economy.
Modern technology is all about efficiency and speed, but technological advances are about much more than the new electric car or improved solar panels. It is about moving forward and advancing. Moving away from our reliance on fossil fuels and becoming greener in our emissions by reducing them to net-zero where possible.
The four areas that are currently identified will become areas with Zero Carbon hubs. These are areas where you might have a company that produces a lot of heat with another company that uses a lot of heat by linking them reduces the amount of carbon produced during manufacturing.
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