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  • 1. A presentation to <Putting the ECO in the ECONOMY> <Maximisng green collar jobs> Richard Davies Director
  • 2. Good Afternoon
  • 3. We’re seeking to deliver on the 3Ds: Demand Reduction Decarbonisation Decentralisation
  • 4. To Address: Climate Change + Energy Security = The Same Actions + Finite Fossil Fuel
  • 5. To help: deliver on the UK’s commitment to the climate change challenge, whilst helping to ensure that there is a sustainable, secure and affordable supply of energy for everyone. We aim to contribute to these goals in ways that strengthen the economic capability, social capital and reputation of the areas in which we work.
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  • 7. <It’s the delivery stupid!>
  • 8. quot;Regardless of which route we choose, the world's current predicament limits our maneuvering room. We are experiencing a step-change in the growth rate of energy demand due to population growth and economic development, and Shell estimates that after 2015 supplies of easy-to-access oil and gas will no longer keep up with demand.quot; Jeroen van der Veer, CEO Shell 28th January 2008
  • 9. Strategies?
  • 10. 900 800 700 600 (carbon dioixde equivalent) million tonnes 500 Basket of greenhouse gases (CO2 equiv) 400 Carbon Dioxide 300 200 100 0 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Source: AEA
  • 11. Case Studies
  • 12. Initial contact with SME Registers with RE:think Energy Efficiency alone - Energy Efficiency & Renewables Exit ineligible or Renewables alone Insufficient potential Exit Energy Assessment Business Link review Sufficient potential Full application form SC credit reference check Not awarded grant Appraisal presented to board awarded grant Exit
  • 13. Community Owned: Green Energy Encourage people from all walks of life in Chesterfield to be part of the renewable revolution and join in the fight against climate change by catalysing the ownership of local renewables development.
  • 14. Chesterfield: Sustainable Energy Award Establish an annual award for sustainable energy (or climate change) achievement in Chesterfield (or Derbyshire or EM Region). To raise the profile of ambitious action and encourage & engage businesses, organisations, individuals & communities.
  • 15. Transport (Distribution / Logistics / Warehousing…….) Promote sustainable travel & transport throughout the Borough. Encourage greener driving, greener vehicles, greener modes of travel, green logistics.
  • 16. Education Environment, Green Collar Jobs, Eco-economy ‘Education Focus on sustainable energy is not the & climate change education, learning & knowledge: filling of a bucket, but Within workplaces the Organisations lighting of Networks a fire.’ fire.’ Carbon College W. B. Yeats
  • 17. Community Climate Change Events Promote economic opportunities of sustainable energy/climate change at existing business events, workplaces, and commerce networks: - Presentations - Study Tours - Green Collar Jobs conference
  • 18. LSP Partners LSP Partners to contribute to National Indicator 186 through a programme of climate change & sustainable energy action. Workplace, travel, staff….. Corporate Commitment & Pledge Leadership Group Task & finish Group
  • 19. Leadership Chesterfield: Place/Agenda Shaper. Engage ‘business leaders’ within Chesterfield in the climate change/ sustainable energy challenge. ‘If the leader hath no vision the people will perish’ Proverbs 29:18
  • 20. Climate Change Leadership
  • 21. Third Sector Help ‘all’ Third Sector organisations within the Borough through a Resource/Carbon management programme. Review third sector service delivery & maximise affordable warmth, sustainable energy & climate change opportunities. Focus on Leadership within sector.
  • 22. NHS Service Providers Focus on GP Surgeries, Dentists & Pharmacists within the Borough. Ensure all service providers have embraced sustainable energy & promote wider messages to ‘customers’. 1 million people every 36 hours
  • 23. Small & Medium Enterprises RE:think Energy – Renewable Energy ‘honest Jo’ advice & capital grant – SME wide + Specific Sector (visitor economy / retail?) Diversification support into the low carbon economy. Maximise uptake of existing provision (Business Link, Carbon Trust..)
  • 24. Focus on Community Building Eradicate the inefficient community building from the Borough. Use Community Buildings to promote sustainable energy technologies. Sustainable Energy Trail around the Borough.
  • 25. Case Studies
  • 26. Further Education & Skills Establish: Sustainable Energy / Climate Change Skills Theme to Further Education Carbon College for Entrepreneurs Power Academy Green ‘tinge’ to all courses
  • 27. Low Carbon Business Park/ Industrial Estate Focus on a place based approach to Low Carbon / Sustainable Energy Sectors – tourism? Technologies – solar park? Place – sustainable energy business park?
  • 28. Affordable Warmth Eradicate ‘Fuel Poverty’ – maximise ‘insulation jobs’ Maximise share of support e.g. Warmfront, CERT, Community Energy Saving Programme etc Place Based approach – Affordable Warmth Community
  • 29. Microgeneration Focus on small scale renewable technologies across the Borough. Linking technologies with communities, or sectors. Picking a winner: Solar thermal or biomass heating?
  • 30. The Great British (Chesterfield?) Refurb A week last Friday Ed Milliband announced that by 2050 all British homes will be near carbon zero. Is now the right time for Chesterfield Borough to step forward & seek to be the first locality in the UK to deliver this in existing homes?
  • 31. Fair (unfair share?) for Chesterfield To ensure that Chesterfield Borough gets its fair (or unfair share) of National & Regional programmes & initiatives…… Carbon Trust Business Link…..
  • 32. The Carbon Standard etc. Promote the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Standard to organisations in Chesterfield. Focus on Chesterfield being a leading area for uptake & engagement…..
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  • 34. “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood... Make big plans; aim high in hope and work.” Daniel Hudson Burnham 1846-1912 “Search all the parks in all your cities; you'll find no statues of committees.” David Ogilvy 1911-1999
  • 35. “What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.” John Ruskin
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  • 37. thank you