The Energy White Paper - Why it’s important and what it means for business

Nov 03, 2020, 10:52 AM

In this latest edition of The Future Of Business Energy podcast, we are talking policy - specifically the Energy White Paper, which is expected later this Autumn. The Government also recently announced it will publish a full Net Zero Strategy in the run up to COP26 next November, as well as a number of additional policies, including a hydrogen strategy. 

But what does this all mean for businesses?

We hear directly from ‘the voice of business’ - James Diggle, head of energy and climate change at the CBI - who tells us what they want to see in forthcoming policy announcements, and what they believe the roadmap to net zero should be.

We also speak to Ben Spry from npower Business Solutions, about our recent report - ‘Your Business Blueprint - The road to Net Zero’ - which asked almost 100 businesses what support they would like from the government to help them realise their sustainability goals.

There now seems to be a real expectation that the Energy White Paper will help provide a clearer roadmap to Net Zero.  So, what are the top things the government needs to consider to fulfill the ambition to ‘Build Back Greener’? And will the White Paper deliver?