LCSB News and Events
Focus on Low Carbon Buildings
The next LCSB network event will take place on Wednesday 13th March hosted by UWTSD in their new SA1 Waterfront campus. The main theme of the morning session will be Low Carbon Building but there will also be presentations from the Carbon Trust on the new SECR framework and the new Welsh Government Energy Service plus an update from our host organisation on their low carbon projects and plans. For more details and to book place - click here.
Council's Next Phase of Green Homes
Plans for the next tranche of green council housing in Swansea have been announced. After constructing a pilot development using Passivhaus principles, the Council is now looking at another approach to energy and resource efficient housing. To view an interview with Cllr. Andrea Lewis on That's TV Swansea Bay - click here. (Opens in Facebook).
Free Ultra Low Emissions Transport Event
The Welsh Government is funding an event in Cardiff on Thursday 21st February. The aim is to enable and motivate public sector professionals to speed up the transition to a low carbon, low emission transport system in Wales and is organised by Jacobs with support from Cynnal Cymru and aims. For details of the event and bookings – 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.
Refill Swansea Launched
Several LCSB members joined the launch of Refill Swanseaat the end of 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 Climate Change Adaptation Plan
The Welsh Government is consulting on a draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan which sets out 32 adaptation actions for Wales. The consultation is open to 4th March. To review and comment on the draft – click here.
Green Community Transport Explored in Bridgend
Sustainable Wales, with support from Bridgend’s Rural Development programme (REACH) is commissioning a feasibility study to explore the potential of local community transport using locally produced renewable energy. For more – click here.
Uber Introduce Clean Air Fee to London Trips
The app-based taxi company has started to apply a surcharge of 15p per journey in London. The aim is to encourage its drivers to switch to cleaner vehicles. To read an Air Quality News article on this story – click here.
Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) Explained
The Carbon Trust has provided an overview of the new SECR framework which replaces the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme this year. For more info – click here.
Electricity Generation Lowest for 25 Years
In 2018, electricity generation in the UK fell to below 1994 levels but output from renewables hit another high, contributing a third of total electricity as fossil fuels dropped below 50%. To read the Carbon Brief article – click here.
Zero Carbon Britain Evidence Call
The Committee on Climate Change is currently consulting on the UK's transition to a net zero-carbon economy, ends March. For more details – click here.
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.
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.
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