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Est Brown Bag Lunch 8th January 2009 Marches Energy Agency

  1. 1. Presentation to the <It’s the delivery stupid!> <A shared journey to a low carbon future?> Richard Davies Director
  2. 2. Beyond the rhetoric……It’s the delivery stupid! the Why? What? Who? Where? & How? of Marches Energy Agency
  3. 3. Good Afternoon
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  5. 5. West Midlands population: 5.3 million CO2 : 50 million tonnes
  6. 6. West Midlands population: 5.3 million CO2 : 50 million tonnes Nigeria population: 140 million CO2 : 52 million tonnes Sources: Energy4All, WDM, IEA
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Fuels used in E generation/Mtoe Fuel 2003 2007 Coal 31.6 31.9 Oil 0.7 0.8 Gas 24.5 27.5 Nuclear 20.0 14.0 Hydro 0.2 0.4 Other renewables 0.4 0.6 Net imports 0.2 0.4
  9. 9. EU 20/20/20 by 2020 • UK Target = 15% of all energy from renewables by 2020 (cf 1.5% currently) • Suggested that to meet this some 36% of electricity will come from wind by 2020 (onshore & offshore) • ~36% of Electricity = 123,120,000,000 kWh/annum • Or 46,849 MW of wind needed by 2020 (BWEA say 33,000 MW) • Equal to 15,000 x 3MW turbines • 3,750 MW/annum • 1,250 x 3MW turbines/annum • Or 5 per day (weekends off!) for the next 12 years • 2007 saw UK deliver 450 MW (need a 9 fold increase in rate of deployment compared with last year)
  10. 10. DEMAND REDUCTION The heart of the matter • In 2003 final consumption of E was 336,218GWh • In 2007 final consumption of E was 341,945GWh • Up 1.7% or 5,727GWh • All wind projects (on and offshore) in 2007 generated some 5,274GWh of E • This was just 92% of the extra electricity we used over 48 months ending 2007 • Simplistically we are collectively squandering the efforts to DECARBONISE because we are failing to reduce DEMAND
  11. 11. We’re seeking to deliver on the 3Ds: Demand Reduction Decarbonisation Decentralisation
  12. 12. To Address: Climate Change + Energy Security = The Same Actions + Finite Fossil Fuel
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. With some principles: 1. We don’t seek to duplicate existing effective activity 2. Seek to develop activity, product & service which meet an unmet need (vacuum test) 3. Need to inject some regional & sub- regional vision 4. We like portfolio funding (£1 = £5) 5. Not keen on ‘dominant’ contracts (honest broker test)
  15. 15. Tonnes of carbon dioxide per capita Industry & Local Authority Domestic Transport Commerce Oswestry 2.9 2.6 3.3 South Shropshire 2.6 2.7 4.7 North Shropshire 3.8 2.6 3.3 Woking 2.6 2.5 1.6 Source: DEFRA/AEA Technology. Local & Regional estimates by end user, summary 2005.
  16. 16. What is 1% of GDP? • UK GDP (08/09) = £1,463,000,000,000 • 1% = £14,630,000,000 (£14.6 billion) • £243.83 per person • British Taxpayers have just provided £600 billion of loans, guarantees and capital to rescue the UK’s Banks
  17. 17. West Midlands & Sustainable Energy LEADERSHIP! ‘If the leader hath no vision the people will perish’ Proverbs 29:18
  18. 18. Case Studies
  19. 19. MPs to taste award-winning beer A Shropshire brewery is to have one of its beers put on sale at the House of Commons. Hobson’s Mild will be the guest beer in the Strangers Bar in the run up to Christmas after a request by MP for Ludlow, Philip Dunne. The beer is brewed in his constituency in Cleobury Mortimer, near Ludlow, and was voted the best in Britain at the Great British Beer Festival in August. The 3.2% drink was described by judges as having quot;plenty of hop characterquot;. It was selected ahead of more than 50 beers, some made by major brewers, in eight different categories. quot;It is good to see a decade of hard work bearing fruit so well in my constituency,quot; Mr Dunne said. The Hobson's Brewery was established in 1993. Story from BBC NEWS: © BBC MMVIII
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  21. 21. What is it? • £1 million grant scheme (50/50 capital and revenue) • 2 year pilot programme : Apr ’08 – Mar ’10 • partnership between SC and MEA funded via RRZ and AWM • an evolution of Low Carbon Communities for Business • URSUS report
  22. 22. Where? Inside, or serving, the Zone- feasibility and capital grants Staffordshire and Shropshire- feasibility alone
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. Low Carbon Community Overview
  25. 25. Never before have our emerging environmental crises been laid out so clearly before us. Rather than shouting from the fringes, respected economists, scientists, and politicians are sounding the warnings in high-profile journals and the halls of government – warnings that our oceans are dying, that the ice shelves are melting, and that we are setting ourselves up for the most massive and devastating market failure humanity has ever seen. So we recycle. We vote greener. We buy sleek new hybrid cars and fill our houses with energy efficient light bulbs. And we put our money and faith in the brave and ingenious technologies that will rescue us from the whirlwind. But it won’t be enough. Because this is not, fundamentally a technological problem. Nor is it, fundamentally, a political problem. This is a problem of appetites, and of self deceit. The planet is breaking, and it is breaking under the weight of our hunger for more. To reform the world, we must first reform ourselves. Tom Green, Ecological Economist
  26. 26. “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
  27. 27. ‘If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.’ Lyndon B. Johnson
  28. 28. Don’t just stand there, do something!
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  30. 30. thank you