Delivering net zero through a carbon free gas grid

By Katie Harrison The UK’s target to reach net zero carbon by 2050 will require an overhaul of current systems, including the UK gas network, which currently relies predominantly on fossil fuels. The transition to a carbon free gas grid will require increased biomethane production and the introduction of hydrogen – both of which are … Read more

Gas Goes Green programme

Quit indulging in ‘soundbite politics’

A response to Tory leadership race: Where do candidates stand on net zero goal? By Chris Winward, CEO at Privilege Finance When I read the recent BBC article on where the Tory candidates stand on net zero, I was shocked that none of the candidates demonstrated an understanding of what is needed to put a … Read more

Chris Windward, CEO of Privilege Finance

Student award recognises talent in the renewables industry

Two students have scooped the Climate Change Thought Leadership Award for outstanding research dissertation projects, which provide innovative solutions to the climate crisis. The award is run by Privilege Finance, specialist funder of projects which reduce carbon and mitigate against climate change. It identifies exceptionally talented individuals with the potential to drive the renewables industry … Read more

Winners collect their certificates

Five ways anaerobic digestion supports the environment

For the UK to reach its target to become net zero by 2050, it’s crucial we increase our investment in climate positive projects. Anaerobic digestion (AD) goes beyond producing renewable energy. It offers many benefits to the environment too – such as disposing of our waste in an environmentally friendly way, producing organic fertiliser to … Read more

Food waste can be used to generate energy

What’s changed since COP26?

By Chris Winward Six months after COP26 we have seen more interest in climate investments, but the much-publicised target to limit global warming to no more than 1.5°C has almost entirely slipped away. To accelerate a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, leaders must take responsibility for their impact of their business’ activities, stop waiting … Read more

Chris Windward, CEO of Privilege Finance

Come and visit us at the The World Biogas Expo!

We’re delighted to be exhibiting at The World Biogas EXPO 2022, 15-16 June. You will be able to visit us at stand B303 🎉 The World Biogas EXPO will be back in 2022 and it will be LIVE❗️ It’s the world’s leading trade expo dedicated to the anaerobic digestion and biogas industry, providing the latest market … Read more

The Importance of Renewable Energy in the UK

With Boris Johnson’s recent announcement that the UK must cease dependence on Russian oil and gas, the UK must improve its energy security. In order to do this, we must become self-sufficient and develop more energy sources in the UK. Renewable energy plays an important role in making this happen, however, this needs to be … Read more

How insurance unlocks investment in climate solutions

By Rebecca Merry and Carl Gurney, from Marsh Commercial Renewable energy projects can only secure financial investment when as many risk factors as possible have been removed, and insurance is an essential piece of the jigsaw. Insuring anaerobic digestion plants The anaerobic digestion (AD) sector is an especially challenging market for insurance businesses to navigate. … Read more

What is ESG and how is this used by businesses?

By Chris Winward The term ESG has been bandied about a lot in recent years, especially following the repercussions of the Covid-19 global pandemic and the increasing urgency to respond to the climate crisis, but is it a new concept and what does it actually mean? Surprisingly, ESG (environmental, social and governance) has been about … Read more

Chris Windward, CEO of Privilege Finance

Building a green gas future powered by waste

By Charlotte Morton With the UK’s energy supply accounting for 21% of annual emissions, it is the second largest emitter of greenhouse gases.[1] We will not meet our net zero obligations without urgently curbing these emissions. Green gas is the renewable fuel that can put our net zero responsibilities back on track by decarbonising our … Read more

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