LCSB News and Events
Moore on Carbon: Pre-Winter Checks
Dave has updated his annual autumn tips to help members avoid wasting energy as the season changes - click here.
Royal Mint to Host LCSB Event
The next LCSB network event will take place on Wednesday 5th December at The Royal Mint in Llantrisant. The focus for the event will be 'Managing Energy Effectively' and will include an opportunity for LCSB members to take the Royal Mint Experience for free and to visit the new 'daffodil' wind turbine (see article below). More info to follow soon.
LCSB Event Makes Local TV News
That's Swansea Bay TV visited September's LCSB event in Bay Campus and interviewed both Philip McDonnell (LCSB Coordinator) and Teifion Maddocks (Swansea University's Sustainability and Staff Wellbeing Officer) - play video below.
SPECIFIC Gains £36 Million Government Grant
As LCSB members met for their latest networking event in the Active Classroom on Bay Campus last week, the Chancellor was visiting the same project to announce a massive boost of funding in recognition of their innovative work. To read more - click here.
Royal Mint's Giant Daffodil
A new wind turbine above Llantrisant has been turning heads as it resembles a giant daffodil. The Royal Mint decided to paint their new energy source in yellow and green to highlight their work to reduce their carbon footprint. To read a Wales Online article about the turbine - click here.
Other News and Events
Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) Explained
The Carbon Trust has provided an overview of the new SECR framework set to replace the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme in 2019. For more information – click here.
Guide to Third Party Costs Published
A useful guide has been prepared by Haven Power Ltd to explain the levies and charges that are currently added to electricity bills. To download the guide – click here.
Innovative Wind Dial Launched
Leading climate campaign 10:10 has launched an online real time wind power tracker so everyone can see how much wind generation is contributing to the UK's electricity supply. To view the tracker – click here.
Cement and Climate Change Explored
The Carbon Brief takes an interesting look at the cement industry and what it needs to do to meet the Paris Agreement on climate change. To read the article – click here.
Smart Meter Seminar in Cardiff
NEA and Smart Energy UK are teaming up to deliver a series of free seminars across the UK looking at the latest developments and opportunities within the smart meter rollout. The Cardiff event will take place on Thursday 18th October, 10.30am-3.30pm. For more details – click here.
Plan Published for Future of Home Heating
Friends of the Earth has published a comprehensive policy briefing on the need to prioritise renewable energy sources to heat our homes and deliver on the Paris Climate Agreement. To download the document – click here.
Low Carbon Homes: Wales Forum
The Low Carbon Homes Forum will be holding a Wales event on energy efficiency at the University of Aberystwyth on Thursday 22nd November. To find out more – click here.
IWA Report Highlights Transport Problem
A new report from the IWA suggests the Wales targets for reducing carbon emissions will not be met unless we can move away from the car. To read BBC article – click here.
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