Net Zero

Net Zero

Net Zero - access analysis & insight for carbon management in RiCK™

The pressure is increasing globally on organisations of all types and sizes to make commitments to achieve a ‘net zero’ future to respond to the ‘Climate Emergency’. For businesses that want to research how they can improve carbon management, a subscription to RiCK™ is a useful resource.

Climate change is recognised as one of the most threatening global environmental problems. The UK’s 2050 net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target, recommended by the Committee on Climate Change, the UK’s independent climate advisory body, is one of the most ambitious in the world. The Paris Agreement is a bridge between today’s policies and climate-neutrality before the end of the century. Many organisations are working towards decarbonisation to respond to these energy targets.

How can organisations work towards decarbonisation?

Net-zero is about reducing avoidable emissions as far as possible and then achieving zero-emissions by balancing your unavoidable use of fuels, energy, transport and processes that generate CO2 with projects that ‘offset’ the equivalent amount. To help address the challenge of developing a net-zero strategy, Ricardo is supporting organisations across all sectors of the economy to establish roadmaps and create technological appraisals. Ricardo has a team of internationally recognised experts in the fields of energy, climate change, resource efficiency, sustainable transport and more. Find out more about environmental consulting.

For organisations that want to improve carbon management, a subscription to RiCK™ provides useful insights. The reports and news contained within RiCK™ can help provide businesses with immediate access to useful reports, news, articles and statistics to help with plans to achieve targets. They help teams to quickly access relevant information, including research on processes to assess carbon management now and in the future.

The Scope of Emissions

The Greenhouse Gas protocol categorises emissions into three groups or scopes.

Scope 1 Covers emissions from the organisations owned or controlled sources, like company vehicles.

Scope 2 Covers emissions from indirect sources like the purchase of electricity and heat.

Scope 3 Covers emissions that occur in a companies supply and value chains such as waste, goods and services.

Within RiCK™, you can find information that can help you lead the way to create a more sustainable plan across all scopes. Searching within RiCK™ can help you quickly find a list of abstracts and insight about energy usage, renewable energy, transport usage, new technology, innovating to zero and details on government initiatives.

Net-zero brings the prospect of real benefits to global citizens, cleaner air, healthier diets, improved health and new economic opportunities that will arise from clean growth.

Understanding the complexities of developing and delivering on a practical and effective net-zero strategy remains to many a significant challenge. A subscription to RiCK™ provides trusted research, technical papers and news so that you can stay ahead of the curve of developments and get access to studies that outline the requirements to support zero emissions. RiCK™ delivers insight teams can trust to aid intelligent decision-making.

How does RiCK™ help with net-zero?

RiCK™ allows your team to gather valuable insights and gives access to CO2 reduction and decarbonisation studies. It helps organisations find the information they need relating to current and future climate change developments.

Entries are added in the RiCK™ database each month. Topics helping businesses toward net-zero include:

  • Carbon reduction, renewable energy and energy storage reports and articles..
  • Access to information on accelerating road transport decarbonisation.
  • Emissions targets and how those targets might be achieved, e.g. How OEMs might achieve average fleet targets, reducing carbon dioxide emissions, actions needed to reach greenhouse gas targets.
  • Reports on energy innovation, including future energy sources like hydrogen, and how low carbon fuels are expected to develop.
  • Research on how to future proof your company before changes take effect.
  • Access to recycling papers, for example, battery recycling.
  • Overviews of the challenges posed to the energy and transport sectors and reports on how to implement technologies and processes to become carbon neutral.
  • The opportunities of moving towards a low carbon future.
  • Studies outlining costs and infrastructural requirements to support zero-emissions. 
  • Climate change research papers, statistics and reports, and forecasts.
  • Sustainable energy technology and transportation developments. 
  • The latest news and development on fuel economy and emissions, battery research and more.
  • Future energy scenarios

What reports might you find in RiCK™?

Here is a small sample of some the net zero and decarbonisation reports you can find in RiCK™.

  • NATIONAL ACTION ACROSS ALL SECTORS NEEDED TO REACH GREENHOUSE GAS EFFORT SHARING TARGETS from the European Environment Agency (EEA), 10 Mar 2020
  • ACCELERATING ROAD TRANSPORT DECARBONISATION - A COMPLEMENTARY APPROACH USING SUSTAINABLE AND LOW CARBON FUELS from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Jan 2020
  • PAVING THE WAY TO CARBON-NEUTRAL TRANSPORT - 10-POINT PLAN TO HELP IMPLEMENT THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL. European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), 22 Jan 2020.
  • FUTURE ENERGY SCENARIOS - Warwick, UK; National Grid, Jul 2019. International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), Apr 2020.

David Abdulmasih, Manager at Ricardo says,

“With lots of literature out there on automotive electrification, it’s sometimes difficult to find the relevant material. RiCK’s powerful advanced search allow us to hone down on the really pertinent material, so it’s our first port of call when doing a targeted literature search.”

Net Zero news

With a RiCK™ Net Zero news subscription, you can also choose to subscribe to specific climate-change and decarbonisation news subject area updates of your choice. Over 80,000 news feeds and sources are analysed, and content is aggregated. You will receive regular updates on the topic or topics most relevant to you.

Latest RiCK Automotive News