SSE to treble renewables output to lead net zero charge

Leading low-carbon energy company SSE has unveiled plans to treble its renewable output by 2030, and set out its aspiration to add 1GW a year of new renewables capacity by the second half of the decade. The update comes as the Prime Minister sets out his 10-point plan to build back greener and attract private sector investment in decarbonisation. The FTSE-listed business, which was confirmed on Monday as a Principal Partner to the UK Government on the COP26 UN climate conference, has already pledged to spend £7.5bn – £4m every…

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SSE publishes Just Transition strategy

SSE has broken new ground to be the first company to publish a “Just Transition” plan, which will help to protect workers and communities as the UK moves towards net zero. The business committed to publish the strategy following engagement with investors at its AGM in August this year. Supporting a Just Transition outlines how SSE will approach the social implications of delivering net zero; from jobs and training, to working with communities and ensuring no one is left behind. SSE’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Rachel McEwen, said: “The transition to…

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SSE increases low-carbon ambition with new Science Based carbon targets

SSE plc has set a new series of comprehensive carbon targets, aligned to the 2016 Paris Agreement, and validated by the Science Based Target initiative, which will see SSE strive to cut emissions further and faster.   They are designed to ensure that SSE has a credible and verified target that shows a clear line of sight towards a well-below 2°C global warming trajectory.  Under the new series of targets: SSE aims to reduce its direct Scope 1 GHG emissions by 60% to 120g CO2e/kWh by 2030 from a 2018 base year (300g CO2e/kWh), stretching its previous target to reduce carbon intensity by 50% to 150g CO2e/kWh; SSE also commits to cut…

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Community businesses can access up to £10,000 and a free learning programme

The Community Business Trade Up Programme, run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE), in partnership with Power to Change, will open for applications from Tuesday, 17 September until Wednesday, 27 November 2019. The programme supports the leaders of community businesses with: a fully funded learning programme (12 learning days, spread over nine months) a Match Trading™ grant of up to £10,000 a community of supportive peers The learning programme will help the leaders of community businesses to develop the skills, strengths and networks they need to increase their impact,…

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