Net-Zero Business podcast: Inside the UK’s low-carbon heat transition

In response to the accelerated pace at which corporates are examining and setting net-zero targets to help alleviate the climate crisis, edie's monthly Net-Zero Business podcast was created. Up next, we talk low-carbon heat with Centrica Business Solutions and the Heat Pump Federation.

Net-Zero Business podcast: Inside the UK’s low-carbon heat transition

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Following on from the UK Government’s world-leading net-zero carbon commitment, edie’s new spinoff podcast series, Net-Zero Business, will hear from the trendsetters and trailblazers of responsible businesses.

Since the UK Government set it’s 2050 net-zero target into law, more and more businesses are attempting to get ahead of the political curve by strengthening carbon and energy strategies and pledging to become net-zero businesses well before the 2050 deadline.

The Net-Zero Business podcast is a monthly digest of episodes that are 35 minutes or less in length. It usually features one in-depth interview with a sustainability or energy manager at a business with a net-zero or carbon-neutral goal. But, for this month’s special edition, sponsored by Centrica Business Solutions, we are taking a brief but detailed look at one of the sectors that is crucial to the net-zero transition – heat – with two expert guests, 

First up is an interview with the Heat Pump Federation’s director for growth and external affairs, Bean Beanland. He provides an overview of the state of play in the UK’s heat pump manufacturing and installation sectors and outlines what the current policy context means for business. 

Then, episode host Sarah George, edie’s senior reporter, talks with Centrica Business Solutions’ business development manager for heat pump solutions, Michael Firth. Michael provides advice on the practicalities of replacing fossil-based heating with greener alternatives for private and public sector organisations across the UK. 

Want to learn more?

This episode is part of edie and Centrica Business Solutions’ 2021 masters series on low-carbon heat. A free edie-explains guide on the topic is available to download here, answering FAQs and spotlighting case studies. 

The final part of the masters series will be a 45-minute masterclass on low-carbon heat in the net-zero transition, where Michael Firth will be appearing alongside colleague Luke Bannar-Martin. The session is free to attend and is taking place at 1pm BST on Thursday 29 April. For a full agenda and to register, click here. 

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