LCSB News and Events
Sustainable Procurement on LCSB Agenda
The first network event in the LCSB 2018/19 calendar takes place on Wednesday 11th July with a focus on developing low carbon and ethical supply chains. The event will be hosted by The Environment Centre and will include a member update from Swansea Council on how it is working to reduce its carbon footprint. For more details and to book a place - click here.
Moore on Carbon: Energy Bills Update
This month, Dave provides a useful update on his previous introduction to energy bills. To find out what actually makes up the costs on your electricity bill - click here.
Active Classroom Takes Award
Swansea University's Active Classroom, created through the Specific project, was a double winner at this year's Wales RICS Awards taking the Design through Innovation award and the coveted Project of the Year award. To read the BBC article - click here.
Brechfa Wind Farm up for Award
LCSB member innogy have been nominated in the Sustainability category for this year's CEW Awards run by the Constructing Excellence in Wales. To view all the nominations - click here.
Carbon Positive Project Outlined
Last month's LCSB network event included a fascinating presentation from NRW on their Carbon Positive project which aims to decarbonise the organisation - find out more on our Case Study page. The event presentation is also available for LCSB members to download from the Members Area.
Awel to Mark AGM with Creative Performance
The Awel Co-op community energy scheme is holding its AGM on Tuesday 19th June at Pontardawe Arts Centre just ahead of a performance of a community play, Flood, which imagines that Swansea is flooded due to climate change and the Arts Centre is turned into an emergency shelter.
Other News and Events
Empowering Future Generations Event
A major networking conference on adopting the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act in south west Wales will take place on Thursday 14th June at the Liberty Stadium. It will explore four themes - the circular economy; bio-based economy; healthier buildings, places and people; and energy, environment and transport. Keynote speakers will include Jane Davidson and Sophie Howe. For more - click here.
AMs Slam Active Travel Plan Progress
A Welsh Assembly committee report suggests the Active Travel Act, and the accompanying funding resources, have had little or no impact on people's travel practices. To read the BBC article on the issue – click here.
Public Support for Renewables Hits 85%
The latest public attitudes tracker published by the UK Government shows support for renewables has hit a new record level. To read the Carbon Brief article – click here.
Green Fleet Event Coming to Wales
GreenFleet Cymru is a free event organised in partnership with the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV). It will take place on Thursday 21st June in Cardiff and will include keynote presentations from industry experts, round table discussions and the opportunity to test drive vehicles. The event is aimed at organisations across Wales that use fleet vehicles and want to now more about switching to low emission options. To find out more - click here.
Smart Energy Wales Event Returns
All things smart will be on the agenda again at this year's Smart Energy Wales conference in Cardiff on Wednesday 4th July at the Swalec Stadium. Speakers will include Lesley Griffiths, Wales Secretary for the Environment and Rural Affairs, and Mari Arthur, Director of Cynnal. For more information and bookings – click here.
Last Year's Renewable Generation would
have Powered Whole UK in 1958
A report from Imperial College London suggests that the energy produced in the UK from renewables last year would have been sufficient to meet the country's energy needs in the fifties. To read the Independent article – click here.
UK to Consider Zero Emissions
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has been asked by the UK Government to explore the implications of meeting the Paris Agreement and the potential for setting a net zero emissions target in the future. To read the Carbon Brief article – click here.
Infographic Shows Route to Net Zero Buildings
The World Green Building Council has published a illustration of the pathways and milestones towards net zero carbon buildings by 2050 . To find out more – click here.
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