Green 2 Delivery to take part in HGVZero debate at Transport + Energy Forum

Green 2 Delivery is a platinum sponsor of this year’s Transport + Energy Forum and will take part in a debate entitled ‘Leading the decarbonisation of HGVs in Europe‘.

The company is aiming to be the UK’s first zero-emissions, fully sustainable two-person delivery business, providing an environmentally friendly alternative to the fossil-fuel networks currently operated by others.

Unlocking the future of net zero heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) is critical to the full decarbonisation of the logistics sector. That’s why the HGVzero action group was launched – to accelerate the decarbonisation of HGV fleets across the continent. 

Delegates at this year’s Transport + Energy Forum will hear how the HGVzero partnership is working together to address this urgent business challenge, through innovation and collaboration.

A representative from Green 2 will join a panel featuring Graeme Cooper, Head of Future Markets at National Grid; Dr Nicholas Head, Environmental and Sustainability Lead – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics; and Matt Pumfrey, CEO of Innovation Gateway – to highlight the importance of the “last mile” aspect of the logistics process.  

With more than two-thirds of emissions from energy production, and a third of all emissions from transport, decarbonising these two sectors will lead the net zero agenda across the world.

The idea behind the inaugural Transport + Energy Forum event is to unite professionals from both industries to help accelerate this transition. 

Focusing on what and how, the Forum event will set out the breadth of the challenge faced with a real focus on actionable solutions that can be taken now. The event is taking place on 17th November at the Birmingham Conference & Events Centre.

Green 2 co-founder Lee Sibley said: “We are really looking forward to the inaugural Transport + Energy Forum. It is important for us to be there to help fly the flag for the logistics sector. Freight transport is responsible for one third of the overall emissions from transport in the UK, and road freight accounts for 77 per cent of that. Decarbonising the last mile delivery, which is often the most expensive and time-consuming part of the shipping process, has become increasingly important to businesses who provide logistics services.

“Our mission is to be at the forefront of the green distribution solution for e-commerce and retailers and help to reduce the environmental impact of the current home delivery sector. We are acting as a disruptor in this space and aim to lead the green industrial revolution in transportation. This year’s Forum event will provide us with an opportunity to highlight the importance of providing zero-emissions logistics and to tell the story of how it can be achieved.”

Green 2’s network has been created specifically to cater for current electric delivery vehicles allowing for a full UK mainland next day operation.

Transport + Energy Editorial Director Alec Peachey said: “We often hear talk of the last mile delivery. But there is often a lack of explanation over what it is. Ultimately, a product will go on a journey from the warehouse shelf to the back of a truck or van, to a customer doorstep. The “last mile” of delivery is the final step of the process – the point at which the package arrives at the buyer’s door. 

“Throughout the pandemic there was a huge increase in the number of home deliveries as people relied on online retailers and supermarkets to provide their goods and services. There is now, rightly, an increased focus on the need for items to be delivered sustainably. Companies like Green 2 have an important role to play as they’re disrupting the status quo to try and help speed up the transition to clean transport and energy. We look forward to hearing more about their story at this year’s Transport + Energy Forum.” 

View the draft event programme here.

Individual admission tickets are available to book here.


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