The search for the next Winners of The Earthshot Prize 2024 has begun


The search for the next Winners of The Earthshot Prize 2024 has begun and Low Carbon is proud to be an Official Nominator. The Earthshot Prize is a global environmental prize and platform for impact, dedicated to finding and growing solutions that will repair our planet this decade.

As an Official Nominator, we are part of a global community invited to submit nominations, selected for our ability to identify the most impactful solutions across all sectors, worldwide.


Pride Month at Low Carbon – Celebrating diversity and supporting the LGBTQIA+ community


Written by: Karen McCormack, member of Low Carbon’s DE&I Committee

Low Carbon is committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive workplace environment for all our staff. To ensure that everyone feels welcome and empowered to perform to the best of their abilities, we have established the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Committee. The Committee’s primary purpose is to oversee the creation and implementation of policies, practices, and initiatives aimed at promoting representation, addressing inequity, and supporting team members from diverse backgrounds and identities. In line with our purpose, we are proud to celebrate and support Pride Month, as part of our commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community.


Low Carbon and Lancaster University launch first-of-its-kind study to influence behaviour of queen bees at solar sites, boosting biodiversity


The importance of bees to our environment and natural ecosystems cannot be overstated. Alongside other insect pollinators, bees pollinate 87 per cent of all plant species, and about 75 per cent of crop species. The latest estimate by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) estimates that bees directly contribute to the equivalent of more than £500 million a year to the UK economy.

But as climate change takes hold and global temperatures rise, the bee population is in decline. Not only does this threaten biodiversity and our environment – natural vegetation is known to offset carbon emissions – but bees are also crucial to mitigating the impacts of climate change.


Journey to Net Zero


Harriet Parker, Sustainability and ESG Manager at Low Carbon, discusses our journey to net zero”.

History will determine the legacy of COP26, and whether the pledges made by global leaders will accomplish enough to avert a climate catastrophe. If the international community makes good on its commitments – at COP27 and beyond – there is every chance the Glasgow Summit will be remembered for lasting change brought about by decisions on deforestation, methane emissions, climate finance and the phasing-out of coal.


Low Carbon Energy Day – Oakley School


When we founded Low Carbon ten years ago, our overarching ambition was to build a better and more sustainable future for all. By investing in renewable energy, developing new green energy assets, and optimising the way renewable sites are managed, we are taking steps every day to reduce our environmental impact and protect the livelihoods of future generations.

As evidenced by activists like Greta Thunberg, engaging young people in the debate plays a vital part in keeping climate change high on the agenda. We were therefore thrilled when Oakley CoE Combined School approached us after hearing of our plans for the Ray Valley Solar Park, a project in collaboration with the social enterprise Low Carbon Hub.