Applying world-class systems thinking to deliver the evidence and action plans needed by all levels of government to achieve Net Zero by 2050

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Navigating the Net Zero transition across Government and the public sector

The UK Government has a target to achieve at least 50% reduction in carbon emissions across the public sector estate by 2032.

Energy Systems Catapult applies systems thinking to deliver the evidence and action plans needed by Government to achieve near-term carbon reduction and longer-term targets of Net Zero by 2050.

Delivering results against these targets will require a whole systems approach that allows for the installation and integration of both existing and innovative technologies, enabling them to be optimised.

It also requires an understanding of how decarbonisation could be delivered within existing governance and commercial arrangements.

Decarbonisation strategies

An increase in the pace and scale of decarbonisation across the public sector estate is urgently needed to reach targets. Agreed-upon, organisation-wide and long-term decarbonisation strategies can help simplify processes and cut timelines. More broadly, a public sector-wide reporting framework alongside appropriate carbon valuation will incentivise action.

Tailored plans at site level

A tailored and detailed approach is needed for each site. The design stage should consider all aspects of Departmental and site-level governance as well as the appetite for investment in low carbon technology. Working with multiple consultancies in the development of individual design plans can increase idea sharing and avoid technology bias.

Delivery capability

Ensuring resourcing, capacity-building and prioritisation is urgently needed. This includes the capacity building of roles focussed on coordinating the planning and delivery of decarbonisation strategies into existing asset life replacement programmes on site. Important responsibilities of this role will be to select the technology appropriate delivery route and ensure sign-off and access are obtained in a timely manner.

What we offer

Energy Systems Catapult helping the public sector estate navigate to Net Zero, with practical approaches based on bespoke data.

Our Major Programmes

Energy Systems Catapult delivers multi-year, multi-million pound programmes to help decarbonise local places and complex sites.

Project

Modern Energy Partners

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How to work with us

Energy Systems Catapult offers technical, commercial and policy expertise to drive Net Zero innovation across the whole energy system.

We are not-for-profit, independent and technology-agnostic – building a trusted track record of delivering thought leadership, collaborative R&D and commercial commissions – so are uniquely placed to take on the challenges that others cannot tackle.

We use our grant-funding to develop capabilities, tools and labs – from world-class Net Zero modelling and cutting-edge systems engineering, through to digital and data science and real-world innovation trials that drive start-ups to success.

Supporting, convening and advising government, academia, industry, local/regional authorities, investors and SMEs to create new markets that unleash innovation and define the pathway to Net Zero.

Collaborate with us

We work with partners from the public and private sectors to secure funding and collectively deliver the thought leadership and innovation projects that tackle the hardest challenges in the way to Net Zero.

Commission us

We offer technical, commercial and policy expertise through our independent evidence and insights to identify and deliver Net Zero innovation priorities. Then actively support clients to develop actionable plans for implementation.

Collaborate with us

Helping Government departments and agencies create practical net zero actions plans based on leading whole systems engineering and innovation.

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