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This year, LC Energy is celebrating its 15th year as a leading biomass fuel supply and engineering services company. Now, it is launching a carbon management consultancy – 5D Net Zero


With wood fuel depots across the UK, thousands of domestic and commercial customers, from major airports to universities and zoos, LC Energy is proud to have helped its customers save an estimated 370,000 tonnes of CO2 compared to oil so far, and things are only getting better at LC Energy.

Building on this enviable contribution to tackling climate change and the environment, this summer LC Energy launched a carbon management advisory subsidiary – 5D Net Zero. This consultancy will help every business reduce carbon emissions and achieve net zero through effective carbon management by 2050 at the latest, in line with the UK Government’s commitment under the Climate Change Act. With concern that the UK government’s policies of reaching Net Zero by 2050 may not be enough, it has never been more important for businesses to take action to mitigate climate change. 

5D Net Zero supports businesses in every step of their journey to net zero by delivering tailored carbon footprint measurements to identify the biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), carbon reduction plans and certified carbon credit offsets using the most widely used and internationally recognised standards.

Our expertise and advisory excellence enable businesses to strengthen their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), stake holder engagement and corporate reputation, whilst driving commercial performance and long-term resilience through risk management.

Calculating a business’s carbon footprint is the first step towards reaching net zero. GHG emissions are categorised into three ‘Scopes’ that are based on the emissions a business creates. 5D Net Zero utilises all three Scopes when measuring carbon emissions and works closely with businesses to establish their carbon footprint baseline and identify the most meaningful carbon reductions, throughout their operations and values chains.

5D Net Zero works in partnership with businesses, using the GHG data from a carbon footprint to create a carbon reduction plan that includes carefully identified carbon reduction targets and defined actions to achieve the goals set by a business. The bespoke carbon reduction plans allow businesses to implement effective carbon reduction strategies, monitor progress, and reduce emissions to a minimum before offsetting the unavoidable residual emissions.

We help businesses navigate the voluntary carbon-market to offset carbon emissions, through the purchase of certified carbon credits that can be claimed towards balancing their own GHG emissions, to achieve carbon neutrality or net zero. 

5D Net Zero works closely with independent carbon reduction project developers across the globe – because wherever in the world carbon is offset, the effect on climate is the same. We offer a portfolio of certified carbon offset projects that are best suited to a business’s unique requirements and ethical goals. All the projects have gained the Verified Carbon Standard administered by Verra and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

“Back in 2007, LC Energy’s starting vision was simple. To provide value to woodland owners through locally distributed supply chains… create jobs and demonstrate secure renewable energy supply to the emerging biomass market,” said Mark Lebus, Managing Director of LC Energy. 

“Now, as industry leaders, we continue to fulfil this promise and will continue to prioritise our Environment, Sustainability and Social Governance (ESG) strategies, as we strive towards carbon neutrality by 2025 and net zero by 2030.

“It has been humbling to look back from our early days and reflect on the values that have remained the cornerstone of our accomplishments. I am proud of what LC Energy has accomplished over the last 15 years but could not have done it without our customers, suppliers, and employees’ support. LC Energy has built a sustainable business through balancing our people, our profit and the impact on our planet. The combined resources of LC Energy and 5D Net Zero will ensure we continue to leave a positive mark on our world.”

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