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Harnessing technology to help meet Net Zero targets

Schneider Electric’s David Williams argues that achieving Net Zero is ‘a whole company / organisation initiative’, and warns against procrastination, saying ‘the time to act is now’.

David Williams, Vice President, Transactional Business, UK & Ireland, at Schneider Electric, argues that achieving Net Zero is ‘a whole company initiative’, and that businesses and other organisations – including healthcare providers – serious about their carbon reduction efforts will likely need to invest in a combination of technologies and processes that work together to manage energy use. He warns against procrastination, saying ‘the time to act is now’.

Forget 2050: we will know where we are in the fight against climate change by 2030. To stand a chance of meeting commitments to limit temperature rises to 1.5 °C by mid-century, experts agree that we must halve global emissions in just seven years’ time.

Yet the recent energy crisis, sparked by the post-pandemic economic rebound and the conflict in Ukraine, is hindering progress towards Net Zero goals. Record high prices for gas and electricity have had knock-on impacts on operations, pricing, profitability, and more. 

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