Happy New Year, we hope you’ve had a restorative festive break. We’re excited to build on a breakthrough year in 2023, diving into 2024 with our Perseus, Stream, NIMBUS and REACT projects!
REACT & NIMBUS: Our first advisory group meeting of the year comes from the REACT project, tomorrow January 16th closely followed by NIMBUS on the 24th. Both projects are set to support SSEN-Transmission’s net-zero transition.
Perseus: Following the delivery of a 100-page report at COP28 and with over 130 partners behind us, project Perseus picks up where we left off, looking forward to our in-person event at the end of January. Get in touch with our team if you want to get involved or find out more.
Stream: As the Stream project progresses, we look forward to seeing a growing list of datasets become available. This should act as a driving force for innovation, helping the industry to decarbonise while also providing benefits for customers and wider society. The next advisory group meeting takes place on January 29th.
If you have any questions about any of our projects, feel free to reach out via: firstname.lastname@example.org
Highlights from our constellation:
- David Carlin highlights the new standards coming into effect this year, recognising a trend toward greater collaboration between standard setters.
- Chris Stark has been appointed as CEO at climate change consultancy, Carbon Trust, after leading the Climate Committee for 6 years. Carbon Trust has also recently announced that it is a founding member of the Carbon Accounting Alliance.
- Andrew Griffiths looks ahead at this year’s sustainability trends in PlanetMark’s upcoming webinar.
In the news:
- Fossil fuel use lowest since 1957: Electricity generated by fossil fuels fell by 20% in 2023, while renewable energy provided the single largest source of power to the grid at a record 42%.
- Government misses EV charge point target: The Department for Transport was unable to meet its 2023 target to install six rapid or ultra-rapid EV charge points in every motorway service station.
- COP29: Azerbaijan appoints former oil executive as climate conference president: Azerbaijan has appointed Ecology Minister Mukhtar Babayev as the President-Designate to oversee the COP29 climate conference later this year in Baku.