Mapping the net zero economy
Net zero impacts in national, regional and local economies.
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The UK's net zero economic hotspots
Mapping the net zero economy shows that:
- there are almost 20,000 businesses currently within the net zero economy which are contributing £71 billion (3.7%) in Gross Value Added (GVA) to the UK economy
- the total gross value added by businesses involved in the net zero economy is more than twice that of the energy sector itself
- 840,000 (3.2%) jobs are supported by businesses in the net zero economy, with an average wage of £42,600 compared to the £33,400 national average
- the net zero economy is also highly productive, generating £112,300 in GVA per employee, 1.7 times higher than the national average of £64,400.
This report was commissioned by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), with analysis provided by CBI Economics and The Data City.
Download a high resolution image of this map with jobs and economic data visible for the top 20 hotspots.
Case studies: net zero businesses across the UK
Net zero economy businesses operate in a range of sectors and specialisms. Below are summaries of nine businesses in energy generation to education, creating low-carbon jobs across the country.