Huntingdonshire Dc Mea Green Force Launch 8th May 2009Presentation Transcript
<The Why? How?
Who? & When?>
Outline of the session:
The Big Picture
HDC vision & targets
Meeting the targets
Introducing Green Force
How can we make
We’re seeking to deliver
on the 3Ds:
To Address: Climate Change + Energy Security
= The Same Actions
+ Finite Fossil Fuel
‘Can nine billion people be fed? Can we cope
with the demands in the future on water? Can
we provide enough energy? Can we do it, all
that, while mitigating and adapting to climate
change? And can we do all that in 21 years
time? That's when these things are going to
start hitting in a really big way. We need to act
now. We need investment in science and
technology, and all the other ways of treating
very seriously these major problems. 2030 is
not very far away.’
Professor Sir John Beddington 19th March 2009, London
<It’s the delivery
of which route we
choose, the world's
limits our maneuvering
room. We are
step-change in the growth
rate of energy demand
due to population growth
development, and Shell
estimates that after
2015 supplies of
and gas will no
Jeroen van der Veer, CEO Shell
28th January 2008
Climate Change Act Targets
• 1990 baseline of CO2 emissions was
approximately 590 million tons of CO2.
• An 80% reduction is based on the minimum
reductions necessary to avoid causing
catastrophic and permanent changes to the
• 80% of 590m tons = 118 million tonnes.
• The UK level of CO2 emissions (1.76
tonnes/capita cf. ~10 tonnes today) hasn’t been
that low since…… when?
Community Owned: Green Energy
Encourage people from all
walks of life in Huntingdonshire
District to be part of the
renewables revolution and join
in the fight against climate
change by catalysing the
ownership of local renewables
HDC: Sustainable Energy Award
Establish an annual award for
sustainable energy (or climate
change) achievement in
Huntingdonshire. To raise the
profile of ambitious action and
encourage & engage
individuals & communities.
Help ‘all’ Third Sector
organisations within the District
through a Resource/Carbon
Review third sector service
delivery & maximise affordable
warmth, sustainable energy &
climate change opportunities.
Focus on Leadership within
LSP Partners to contribute to
National Indicator 186 through a
programme of climate change &
sustainable energy action.
Workplace, travel, staff…..
Corporate Commitment & Pledge
Task & finish Group
Engage ‘leaders’ within
Huntingdonshire in the
climate change/ sustainable
‘If the leader hath no vision the
people will perish’ Proverbs 29:18
Focus on Community Building
Eradicate the inefficient
community building from
Use Community Buildings to
promote sustainable energy
Sustainable Energy Trail around
Focus on small scale
across the District. Linking
communities, or sectors.
Picking a winner: Solar
thermal or biomass heating?
The Great British (HDC?) Refurb
Ed Milliband has recently
announced that by 2050 all
British homes will be near
carbon zero. Is now the right
time for Huntingdonshire to
step forward & seek to be the
first locality in the UK to deliver
this in existing homes?
Fossil fuels we use today
A) Old rocks?
B) Volcanic lava?
C) The growth and decay of
plants and marine life
that existed millions of
Which of the following environmental goals
is NOT one of Huntingdonshire District
Council’s three main environmental aims?
A) Tackling climate change?
B) Using resources efficiently?
C) Protecting and improving the
D) Requiring all new residential
development to be constructed from
Car traffic in Huntingdonshire, if left
unchecked, could grow by how much
in the next 20 years?
Huntingdon Leisure Centre now
enjoys lower carbon emissions as a
result of the installation of a CHP
unit. What does CHP stand for?
A) Combined Heat and
B) Carbon Hierarchy Project?
C) Climate Huntingdon Plan?
D) Complex Heating Plant?
The aim of the Green Force is to…?
A) Increase the environmental awareness of
Huntingdon District Council’s employees
by spreading the word about
environmental issues to their colleagues.
B) To generate renewable
energy from all green
biological material across
C) Construct a giant solar
tower in every town
D) Counteract the red force.
Which of the following is NOT
involved in your role as a Green
A) Spreading the word?
B) Sharing best practice?
D) A green suit?
Energy efficiency is good in
C)Ensuring a more
stable world in the
D)All of the above?
The Green Force Network will…
A) Discuss the pros and cons of
recyclable plastic window frames.
B) Plan, co-ordinate and monitor a
series of fun, innovative,
engaging environmental projects
to change behaviour within the
C) Have picnics in the park and
admire the wildlife.
Which of the following is NOT in
HDC’s environmental strategy to
mitigate and adapt to climate
A) Increase energy efficiency?
B) Reduce travel and emissions to the
C) Enforced phasing out of polluting auto
D) Adaptation to climate change?
E) Encourage renewable energy?
A Green Force Rep will benefit from
three of the following, which however
would NOT be part of your role as a
Green Force Rep?
A) You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to and
determine what campaigns and projects need to be
implemented in the council to reduce our environmental
B) You’ll decide enough is enough and go and live in a
C) You’ll be provided with a ½ day environmental
D) You’ll be responsible for promoting and coordinating
campaigns and projects to colleagues in their team.
E) You’ll be invaluable as the council strives to become
more environmentally and financially sustainable.
we make a
“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
“Make no little plans. They
have no magic to stir
men's blood... Make big
plans; aim high in hope
Daniel Hudson Burnham
“Search all the parks in all
your cities; you'll find no
statues of committees.”