Sizewell C’s Journey to Net Zero

Sizewell C is committed to helping Britain achieve Net Zero by 2050 and will expect companies joining the supply chain to hold similar values in terms of reducing their carbon footprint.

The power company has published its Sustainable Business Roadmap in which it details what it intends to do in terms of sustainability, responsibility and long term legacy.edf-net-zero-graphic-2

CILT launches 21-point plan for transport and logistics to achieve net-zero by 2050

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport believes that net-zero by 2050 can be achieved through a range of measures recommended to government and others. Its latest report, Routes to Net-Zero 2050: 2020 Year End Summary, includes 21 recommendations for action covering all transport modes and activities.cilt-image

Kevin Richardson, Chief Executive, CILT(UK), says: “Transport accounts for 28% of UK carbon emissions and, despite the downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, transport emissions will grow with recovery unless action is taken. Government is clearly the key player, but industry, organisations and individuals are also urged to take action, and we believe there is plenty to be achieved, starting today.”

Recommendations for government include setting carbon budgets for the transport sector, mandating the use of sustainable fuel and incentivising the take-up of electric vehicles. It also believes home delivery providers should move to all-electric fleets by 2030 and supports a rolling programme of rail electrification to enable the end of diesel-only traction by 2040.

Paul Le Blond, Chair, Aviation Policy Group, CILT(UK) and editor of the report, says: “The Government and many others published some key documents in 2020 indicating the way forward, notably the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, and this is expected to continue in 2021.

“All those within the profession have a key role to play in transport decarbonisation. We must spread the message that transport can achieve net zero by 2050 by a range of measures, some technological, some societal and some through policies.”