This June we hope life returns to normal.
And so, we want to bring a big slice of normality with our inaugural Festival Net Zero – held at the Manufacturing Technology Centre near Coventry.
We plan a real-life day out meeting people face to face, listening to great thought leadership, learning from your peers and networking.
Our day will start with a keynote speaker from government, we will then have our Big Zero debate sessions with our partners where we will discuss subjects fundamental to our net zero ambitions.
We will also have the Little Zero content zone – where we will help your organisation take its first steps to carbon reduction with the help of our FNZ Standard with Carbon Expert. Learn how you can reduce your organisations environmental impact.
You’ll also hear inspiring testimony and of course it can’t be a festival without music and we’ll have up and coming band Avenue, performing their debut album material all powered by renewable energy!
If you can’t attend in person you won’t miss out, we will make sure you can watch and participate online.
Finally, the event will follow all the latest Covid secure protocols as everyone’s health is our priority.
More information in the coming weeks but for now – Register your interest to attend – preference is given to business energy users in both the public and corporate sector.
So, come and join us for Festival Net Zero on June 22nd.
We will launch our Big Zero report at the festival and we will be inviting a senior minister to make an opening address, we hope in person to kick start our day.
That will be followed by our Big Zero sessions, which will be held with our partners exploring the biggest issues we feel are important in this very big year for net zero.
- Policy – what do we want to see from government and internationally as we head towards COP26 this autumn. Are the current policy drivers right and more importantly are we on track in terms of time?
- Heat – the biggest net zero challenge of them all. From our homes to our offices and factories, heat has been by far the most overlooked area of UK decarbonisation. Yet it’s our biggest most obvious weakness, stick a thermal camera on any home or business and see how much energy we waste.
- Movement – transport of people, goods and services will be the biggest new frontier for growth in net zero. From mass electrification, hydrogen and battery storage, we are at the cusp of a modal shift not seen since the early 20th century when with ditched horses for cars.
- Getting smarter – IOT, smart meters, grids, fridges you name it. An intelligent way to balance power and operations across our energy system is on the way. Where does opportunity lie for your business or organisation?
In our Little Zero content zone you can learn about the issues and products and services that you can use right now to start on your net zero pathway.
You’ll hear content and case studies from Brook Green Supply, Experienced Energy Solutions, Fuels for Ireland and many more. You can also watch and listen to our Solution Partners who will explain how our future Net Zero Standard with CBN Expert can get you measuring and benchmarking your carbon for as little as £2 a day.
Join us for workshops lead by James Napier from CBN Expert to explain and demonstrate the software and sign up for our pledge to get 10,000 businesses started on their net zero pathway within three years.
See how you can be aligned as part of the official UNFCCC Race to Zero.
Net Zero Talk
To end we will have an inspiring tale. Alan Rance the CEO of Midas Pattern transformed his life and his business into a net zero one in the space of just 14 months. Listen to his tale of how he did it and what you can learn from his example.
And of course, as we hopefully celebrate the end of the festival in summer sunshine, we will have up and coming band AVENUE performing live during the networking drinks. They’re set to be the next big thing and will be powered by renewable energy for their set!
Net zero reset? Partner insight with British Gas Business and UK Power Networks
On June 1st watch the first in our series of video webinars with Gab Barbaro and Suleman Alli discussing the concept of the ‘net zero reset’. Where is the future post coronavirus going to take us?
- Gab Barbaro, Managing Director, British Gas Business
- Suleman Alli, Director of Safety, Strategy & Support Services, UK Power Networks
Does Net Zero Even Matter?
Transitioning into a green economy has been well documented, however the current Covid-19 pandemic has forced many businesses to reflect on their current priorities and processes. With many corporations finding their futures uncertain, is striving for net zero in a time of crisis even something we should be focusing on? In Brook Green presentation, they discuss their perspective on green energy costs and what the short- and long-term effects could be for companies going green in a post pandemic economy.
- Richard Nicholls, Head of Commercial, Brook Green Supply
Net zero reset? Partner insight with Kaiserwetter and Statkraft
On June 2nd watch the second in our series of video webinars with Hanno Schoklitsch and Duncan Dale discussing the concept of the ‘net zero reset’. Where is the future post coronavirus going to take us?
- Hanno Schoklitsch, CEO & Founder, Kaiserwetter
- Duncan Dale, Managing Director, Statkraft Markets UK
A to Zero: How NatWest Group turned energy management into an industry-leading climate commitment
EcoAct is pleased to be joined by NatWest Group (formerly the Royal Bank of Scotland) who will provide insight into their energy management journey and how they have progressed from a desire to improve systems and reduce costs, to setting ambitious energy and climate targets whilst achieving savings into the £millions.
The session will cover the bank’s collaboration with EcoAct to develop an operating model that has driven large energy reductions and improved processes and reporting; the obstacles overcome along the way; and how this has provided NatWest Group with the foundation for a robust industry-leading climate strategy.
- John Bamford, Director, Head of Advisory, EcoAct UK
- Lesley Holloway, Environmental Manager, NatWest Group
Energy Procurement Strategies for Lockdown and Beyond
As we come out of lockdown, companies will be under pressure to control their costs as they rebuild, with energy spend in particular coming under the spotlight. The risk to business, and society as a whole, is not just financial. The achievement of long-term sustainability and decarbonisation goals are in the balance. Increasing efficiency, asset optimisation and monetisation, smart energy insights management and the deployment of EV infrastructure will all play a role in delivering a sustainable recovery and, potentially, a better future for us all.
Join this webinar to hear Richard Eaton, Energy Manager at NatWest Group, share their ambition to make their UK and Ireland operations net carbon zero in 2020 and climate positive by 2025. Richard will be joined by Andrew Toher and Chris Butlin from Enel X, a company that is actively helping NatWest Group to achieve these goals.
- Richard Eaton, Energy Manager, NatWest Group
- Chris Butlin, Customer Insights, Enel X
- Andrew Toher, Customer Insights, Enel X
Net zero reset? Partner insight with AMP Clean Energy and Schneider Electric
On June 3rd watch the third in our series of video webinars with Richard Burrell and Mike Hughes discussing the concept of the ‘net zero reset’. Where is the future post coronavirus going to take us?
- Richard Burrell, Chief Executive, AMP Clean Energy
- Mike Hughes, Zone President Schneider Electric UK & Ireland
Controlling Energy Costs During a Crisis
All businesses have faced huge challenges and disruption due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Many large multi-sited businesses have had to close their doors at short notice and face an unknown period of time before being able to reopen.
Energy is often the third largest operational cost for businesses and not having control of consumption during this crisis could have a long-lasting effect on an organisations ability to recover and return to profitability.
In this webinar, David Higgins will discuss the impact of the pandemic on large businesses and how Ignite Energy have been working with them to ensure energy costs are kept to a minimum whilst stores are closed.
- David Higgins, Director, Ignite Energy
How does my business fit in a new green economy and provide accredited environmental information?
Demands to reduce environmental impact affects every part of a business. Everyone will need data to make decisions and plan within a green and sustainable framework. Environmentally focussed cross-business decisions on energy, water, waste, travel, supply chain, maintenance, marketing, KPIs and so on need to become the norm within a green economy.
In this webinar, Alex Lancashire explains how Energinet is used as an organisation-wide tool to manage energy, projects, reporting and also reduce waste and emissions. Alex & Ken Gray CEng, CEnv technical advisor are joined by Paul Cope MD of Encocam, a customer who recently upgraded to Energinet to maintain environmental focus within the business.
- Alex Lancashire, Director, icSynergy Ltd & icLighting LED’s Ltd
- Ken Gray BSc(Hons) CEng CEnv MCIBSE MIMechE, Technical advisor, icSynergy Ltd
- Paul Cope, Managing Director, Encocam
Net zero reset? Partner insight with Co-op and SSE Business Energy
On June 4th watch the fourth in our series of video webinars with Nikki Flanders and Nigel Holden discussing the concept of the ‘net zero reset’. Where is the future post coronavirus going to take us?
- Nigel Holden, Head of Co-op Power
- Nikki Flanders, Managing Director of Energy Customer Solutions Great Britain and Ireland, SSE Plc
Understanding Net Zero in Challenging Times
IMServ, the leading independent Metering and Data provider in the half-hourly, non-half-hourly and sub-metering electricity and multi-utility market will provide you some key insight into Net Zero in today’s ever changing challenging market. Providing detail on why customers need to focus on net zero; trends we are seeing in the market and some valuable recommendation on quick wins to create a focussed sustainable energy strategy.
- Sam Dean, Head of End User Sales’ Channel, IMServ
- Jason Taylor, Senior Account Manager, IMServ
- Sylvia Kusnierz, Bid Co-ordinator, IMServ
We can do better than return to normal: Take a strategic approach to recovery
Energise will discuss why putting sustainability/net zero at the centre your decisions is always a good idea and how you can deliver significant extra outcomes by making sure you consider the long term benefits of your actions during your COVID-19 recovery strategy. The webinar will discuss recommendations on how to put a helpful, flexible and quick framework around these decisions whilst we all operate in what is going to be a period of great change. As part of the webinar, Energise will talk you through their recently published “open-source” strategy framework for Sustainability/Net Zero and how you can access it.
- Simon Alsbury, Managing Director, Energise Ltd
- Jo Gilroy, Head of Sustainability & Environment, Kier Group
- Jade Hunt, Group Environment Manager, Kier Group
Net zero reset? Partner insight with Energy Institute and ENGIE
On June 5th watch the last in our series of video webinars with Louise Kingham and Kevin Dibble discussing the concept of the ‘net zero reset’. Where is the future post coronavirus going to take us?
- Louise Kingham OBE FEI, Chief Executive, Energy Institute
- Kevin Dibble, CEO – Energy Supply Division, ENGIE
The Digital Future of Energy Management
Pete looks at energy management both historically and currently and offers an insight into how the sector might differ post-Covid 19. Ranging from an introductory geopolitical outlook through to historical challenges and impacts and on to leading edge, ground-breaking technologies of the future, the webinar covers the subject matter in bite-size chunks in a simple and informative presentation. The session concludes with a glimpse of how NGP are integrating IoT and AI applications within their product portfolio of next-generation, cloud-connected, real-time live streaming solutions.
- Pete Mackarel, Head Of Energy Management Sales, Northern Gas and Power
Building a Global Carbon Reporting System With Microsoft Office 365
Every large corporate is looking at how to manage their carbon data and select from the mix of technologies and systems out there. You may have already bought or be thinking of buying systems to help. But, is it possible that you already have everything you need in-house with Microsoft 365 and its Power Platform?
The presenters will talk about how they decided to move away from a commercial solution to rolling out their own, and why; how this system has helped with carrying out audits; and what they might do in the future to expand and improve their carbon reporting and management.
- Karthik Suresh, Management Consultant, Ameresco
- IPL Plastics Plc