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UK unlikely to hit net zero target

The UK’s target to hit net zero emissions by 2050 is unlikely to be met unless policies are implemented. 

In June this year, the UK became the first major economy to pass a law holding the government accountable for bringing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. This will replace the 2008 Climate Change Act which set an original goal of an 80% reduction in emissions.

The Science and Technology Select Committee has informed the government on the need for climate policies to be rapidly implemented in order to hit the target. The committee believe that the efforts made by the government to reduce emissions has been “unacceptable”, including cutting grants for low emission cars, frozen fuel duty and the continuing rise in price of public transport.

Committee chair, Norman Lamb, has said that the UK is not on track to meet its 2030 goal, never mind becoming net zero.

How Pinacl can help

To tackle air pollution issues, local authorities need to measure air quality in their cities. Pinacl makes this easy through our air quality solution.

Pinacl’s solution consists of implementing sensors that measure and report on temperature, humidity, pressure, and the primary pollutants such as carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen dioxide and particle matter (PM10 and PM2.5).

These sensors allow for measurements to be gathered more easily and frequently than traditional, manual processes. All data can be seen in real-time, as well as historical trends, via an online portal. Local authorities can then use the information collected by the sensors to make proactive and data-driven decisions.

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