By Antoine Pradayrol
Six months ago, we published GAS’s first portfolio impact assessment, calculating for the first time the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that are being avoided thanks to our portfolio companies.
As promised at the time, we are now publishing a six-month update - a great occasion for, in fact, three types of updates: (i) taking stock of the growth of each business and therefore of its impact; (ii) revising and improving our impact calculation methods where we could; and (iii) adding GAS’s new portfolio companies into the mix.
Heating accounts for half of energy consumption globally, and over a quarter of total CO2 emissions – so decarbonising heat must be an urgent priority.
However, this is a complex, multifaceted, thorny issue – with no single one-size-fits-all solution, but rather a variety of possible technologies which are both competitive and complementary; and the real-life impacts of the transition to zero carbon heating will be significant, in terms both of investments required and of disruption at customers’ premises.