Member : Jon Cape
Company: Power Circle Projects Ltd
Why I joined: I have joined the Scottish NetZero Community to express our commitment to the net zero journey for ourselves and as a facilitator for others and to network with companies sharing this commitment.
What I hope to get from it: Networking, insights form others, sharing of our experiences and ways we can help others to reach net zero.
Optionally share a hobby or passions I am happy sharing to the community:
I am passionate about hillwalking
Personal actions I have taken or plan in their NetZero journey:
Together with my partner, I have committed to Cut carbon emissions from our household as far as we reasonably can, to offset the remainder each year, to Pressure decision makers to deliver on net zero public policy commitments swiftly and fairly and to Share these commitments with others. This is our personal COPS commitment, entered via the Geetotal initiative (www.geetotal.org - commitment to add no more to our total greenhouse gas emissions.
Company actions I have taken to accelerate NetZero:
Entered the Net Zero Scotland Community Pledge and altered work patterns to reduce carbon emissions
What expertise, knowledge, services or products they can offer to other members to accelerate their NetZero path:
In short, as a social enterprise, in suitable cases we can provide a trusted funded solution which accelerates a company’s path to net zero and cuts their energy bills.
Our website provides more detail www.powercircle.org.uk
Energy is undergoing major changes. Power Circle helps all sections of the community to benefit from the new energy world, decentralizing power economically as well as physically. To achieve this, Power Circle provides a service as a new social Energy Service Company (esco) and Virtual Power Plant (VPP). The esco provides development, management and, where needed, funding. The VPP links sites together, getting paid to help energy companies cut costs and carbon.
Currently, we have the opportunity through an EU programme for a detailed energy audit to be carried out for a UK SME at no cost. The programme end later this year so this would need to be taken up quickly).
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