Cold Chain Federation says government should ease restrictions affecting renewable energy efficiency
The CCF has called on government to ease the planning restrictions “currently hampering” installation of renewable energy infrastructure. The organisation also wants grant funding to help large capital investment.
The CCF’s new report entitled The Cold Store of 2050: Maximising Efficiency to Reduce Emissions & Drive UK Energy Transformation argues that the cold storage sector is vital to support the “the forthcoming transformation of the UK’s energy landscape.”
The report explores how cold storage facilities could evolve in light of the UK government’s commitment to a net zero economy by 2050.
It details the technologies which could become widespread and the barriers to their adoption, which includes government restrictions on the installation of renewable energy technologies.
Net-zero 2050 target
Tom Southall, CCF policy director, said:“UK cold storage operators are looking towards a net zero future and there are some fantastic examples of the pioneering use of developing technologies such as innovative temperature monitoring systems and automation to dramatically improve energy efficiency.
“Our industry is investing in its sustainable future and this report provides valuable insight into not only tomorrow’s technologies, but also the new role cold storage can play in the UK’s transition to a net zero economy.”