OnGen for Public Sector/Local Authorities
The UK Government has enshrined a net-zero by 2050 target into legislation, with Scotland setting an earlier target of 2045. More locally, 75% of councils have declared a climate emergency and over 60 council leaders have pledged to meet net-zero by 2045. As energy is one of the largest contributions to the UK’s carbon emissions (25% of total emissions), it is vital that UK public sector bodies continue to focus on reducing energy-related emissions to help meet climate targets.
However, according to a survey conducted by the Energy Contractors’ Association, 43% of councils do not measure the energy they use in council-owned buildings or know how much carbon they produce. Furthermore, 47% say they do not have a strategy in place to reduce the carbon emissions from housing, offices and other buildings. A lack of core funding can also be an issue, with budget cuts meaning council net spend per person is 23% lower now than ten years ago. The Covid-19 pandemic further constrained resources, with staff and funds reallocated to support local people and businesses.
These barriers do not mean public sector net-zero targets cannot be met – public sector organisations need help finding the right solutions, which is where OnGen comes in. OnGen’s unique software suite equips organisations with the tools and knowledge needed to choose the best green energy improvements for your organisation.
OnGen’s cost-effective pricing plan allows organisations to look across their site portfolios to find the best energy efficiency improvements, onsite renewable technologies and renewable grid-supplied energy contracts. By examining your entire portfolio, it will become clear which projects are most beneficial for not only carbon reduction, but also cost saving.
OnGen clearly paves the way to net-zero energy, with a three-step process.