Big companies calling for ‘net-zero’ emissions target for 2050


Some of the largest companies in Europe are asking the EU to set a legally binding ‘net-zero’ emissions target for 2050 with the aim to achieve complete carbon neutrality over the course of the next three decades, a recent news report has been able to suggest.

Speaking at a meeting of the EU Competitiveness Council in Brussels today (18 February), representatives from members of the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) – which include the likes of Unilever, Tesco and Heathrow Airport – will argue that ambitious carbon reduction targets are the best way to secure the EU’s economic competitiveness.

CLG’s director Eliot Whittington is expected to tell policymakers representing EU member states at the meeting that a net-zero goal for 2050 would encourage investment in sustainable business while helping finance firms to avoid stranded assets and missed investment opportunities.

They additionally include a request for policymakers to conduct regular reviews of their national and EU-wide carbon targets, to ensure they align with wider economic, scientific and technological developments.

“An EU-wide strategy for carbon neutrality can unleash the innovation and investment needed to ensure European companies are best positioned to grow and prosper in a future economy that is good for the planet, people and business,” Whittington said.

HeatingSave – helping buildings achieve zero carbon status

Implementing specific smart control solutions designed to improve the level of heating efficiency across both domestic and commercial buildings is yet another factor that could help reduce energy consumption (and, with it, carbon generation), and that’s specifically where Building Energy Management Systems come into play.

Building Management Systems are capable of delivering extensive monitoring and control options, compared to basic controls. They typically employ data from a variety of sources (boiler flow and return sensors, internal and external temperature sensors, occupancy sensors, humidity sensors, etc.), and enable the perfect optimization of a building’s boiler-based central heating system.

If you’d like to find out more about the savings enabled by the HeatingSave Building Management System, just contact our dedicated product team, they’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.  


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