LCSB News and Events
Moore on Carbon: Christmas Cheer
As Christmas approaches, Dave offers some top tips for a successful Christmas Power Down - click here. He also takes a sideways look at a traditional aspect of the Christmas festivities and shares some 'enlightening' thoughts - click here.
Gower Power Storage Funded
LCSB member organisation, Gower Power, has secured over £600,000 European funding and the support of Wales’ incoming First Minister, Mark Drakeford, for a market leading scheme that will store solar energy and supply electricity to up to 300 local consumers using smart meters. For more - click here.
Awel Co-op Wins Again
The Awel Co-op picked up another award in November - a Green Energy Award for best Community Energy Initiative at the prestigious event organised by Regen.
Local Fleets Gain Awards
Swansea Council won the Public Sector Fleet of the Year Award an award and Swansea University were commended finalists in both the GreenFleet Awards 2018. Nigel Morris of Swansea University and chair of the LCSB Low Emission Vehicles Group was also a commended finalist in the Public Sector Fleet Manager Award.
Refill Swansea Launched
Several LCSB members joined the launch of the Refill Cymru scheme in Swansea on 24th November. The scheme makes refilling bottles with water easier by helping people find locations, such as businesses and cafes, that are happy to offer water for free. Swansea University is leading on the roll out in our region with support from the Plastic Free Swansea Campaign. For more details - click here.
Other News and Events
Wales Sets New Emissions Targets
The Welsh Assembly has voted in higher targets for reducing carbon emissions and aims to publish an action plan by March. To read a BBC article on this news – click here.
Zero Carbon Britain Evidence Call
The Committee on Climate Change is consulting on the UK's transition to a net zero-carbon economy. For details – click here.
Latest UK Climate Predictions Published
The UK Government has published the first national climate change projections for nearly 10 years. To download a summary with headline findings – click here.
Stark Warnings Ahead of COP24
Pressure is building on world leaders to take greater action on climate change as negotiators meet for latest summit. To read BBC article – click here.
Climate Situation Illustrated in Seven Charts
The BBC has posted a collection of charts, graphs and animated timelines which demonstrate key aspects of our changing climate. To view the post – click here.
IPCC Issues Summary for Policymakers
A summary version of the IPCC Special Report on the impact of global warming of 1.5C has been published. To download the report summary – click here.
UNEP Calls for 'Fivefold' Increase in Commitments
The UN Environment programme has issued a stark warning that climate actions need to increase significantly if climate targets are to be met. For Carbon Brief article – click here.
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.
Government Committee Calls for Better Targets
The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has called on the UK Government to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2032 (rather than 2040) and to be more proactive in developing EV infrastructure. To read an Energy Live article on the story – 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.
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