Now available on demand: edie’s free webinar exploring onsite net-zero technologies

edie's latest webinar is now available to watch on-demand. Tune in to hear experts providing best-practice advice on investing in and integrating net-zero technologies to help assist with decarbonisation targets.

Now available on demand: edie’s free webinar exploring onsite net-zero technologies

The webinar features speakers from Costain Group

The net-zero technologies “learning from the leaders” webinar took place on Thursday 21 January at 11am (GMT) and ran for one hour.


With businesses under pressure to minimise energy costs and improve resilience, this one-hour webinar heard from the organisations that are utilising carbon-cutting technologies and systems on the road to net-zero emissions.

Energy costs are rising, clean technology costs are tumbling, and new off-grid energy opportunities are becoming more viable. What’s more, the UK Government recently unveiled its 10-Point Plan to push the UK towards net-zero carbon emissions.

Using real-experience case studies, this hour-long webinar heard from some of the businesses that are deploying new technologies and solutions to accelerate their net-zero transition – from solar and wind to combined heat and power (CHP), ground-source heat pumps and carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

Brought to you in association with Carbon Clean, this webinar also included a series of presentations followed by a live Q&A with our speakers.

Discussion points

  • Assessing the viability of rooftop solar for your business
  • Switching to low-carbon heat and electricity for listed buildings
  • Delivering the net-zero factory of the future, today
  • How carbon capture and storage can support your net-zero transition

Webinar chair:

Sarah George
Sarah George, Senior Reporter

Webinar presenters:

Wayne Hitchings, Head of SustainabilityThe Natural History Museum

Wayne is the Head of Sustainability at The Natural History Museum, a position he had held for six years. He leads the strategic sustainability drive within the Museum as well as the projects and initiatives to support the delivery of the strategy. During his tenure the NHM has committed to achieving net-zero carbon by 2035, stopped selling single-use plastic water bottles and installed their first solar PV system. He had previously spent seven years as an energy manager in the higher education sector.

Michael McGowan, Group Sustainability Manager, Ibstock

Michael is a highly accomplished, results-driven management professional with special expertise in environmental, energy, sustainability and quality systems. He is experienced at group and program management, including direction of national-level operations. Michael is also chair of the British Ceramic Confederation’s Heavy Clay Energy & Emissions Working Group.

Lara Young, Group Carbon Manager, Costain Group

Lara Young, Group Carbon Manager for Costain Group, and Highway UK 2020 Associate Laureate, is the instigator and driving force behind establishing and implementing Costain’s Climate Change Action Plan to transition to a net-zero organisation. Challenging existing business models and processes, her role is to embed carbon management and drive the design and delivery of whole life low carbon solutions across the Costain Group. In January 2019 Lara joined the Mayor of London’s Infrastructure Young Professionals Professional Panel to help address this challenge across the capital and is also a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers net-zero taskforce working to incorporate systems thinking to help articulate a future vision for UK infrastructure.

Aniruddha Sharma, Co-founder and CEO, Carbon Clean

An engineer by practice, the company’s chief executive officer, Aniruddha has been instrumental in building and developing Carbon Clean into a global leader in low-cost carbon dioxide (CO2) separation technology for industrial and gas treating applications. Currently more than 38 facilities have used Carbon Clean’s proven technology or solvents. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations and leads the company’s product and customer development strategy. While pursuing his Masters Degree in Statistics at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, Aniruddha co-founded Carbon Clean in 2009. Selected as one of the Top 50 Brightest Young Climate Leaders, he was a part of the youth delegation to COP15 and COP/MOP 5 (Kyoto Protocol) and awarded a ‘Technology Pioneer’ award by the World Economic Forum in 2015. As of 2020, Aniruddha has secured multiple strategic partnerships with global players to develop and invest in carbon capture projects. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and represents Carbon Clean on industry groups such as the CCSA and the Global CCS Institute.


Comments (2)

  1. Kenneth Kneale says:

    Low carbon heat" with no representation from the heat pump sector !!

    I would suggest Bean Beanland – Heat Pump Federation.

  2. Terry Kerans says:

    Good afternoon,

    your link does not allow me to register for the webinar.

    Can you send a live link.

    Many thanks.



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