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    MEA Cannock Chase 18th May 2009 MEA Cannock Chase 18th May 2009 Presentation Transcript

    • A presentation to the Chase Community Partnership Sustainable Development Working Group <Sustainable Energy & Climate Change Action> <for economy, society & the environment> Richard Davies Director
    • Good Afternoon
    • Outline of the presentation: The Big Picture Some of the good stuff Missions for the Working Group Questions ?
    • We’re seeking to deliver on the 3Ds: Demand Reduction Decarbonisation Decentralisation
    • To Address: Climate Change + Energy Security + Finite Fossil Fuel = The Same Actions
    • <It’s the delivery stupid!>
    • 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
    • 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 climate • 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?
    • 1950’s??
    • 1920’s??
    • 1900??
    • 1850??
    • 900 800 700 600 (carbon dioixde equivalent) million tonnes 500 400 Basket of greenhouse gases (CO2 equiv) 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
    • Some of the good stuff
    • Missions for the Working Group
    • Staffordshire & Sustainable Energy
    • Third Sector Help ‘all’ Third Sector organisations within the District through a Resource/Carbon management programme. Review third sector service delivery & maximise affordable warmth, sustainable energy & climate change opportunities. Focus on Leadership within sector.
    • 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
    • Leadership Staffordshire School for Climate/Energy Leadership: Place/Agenda Shaper. Engage ‘leaders’ within the District & beyond in the climate change/ sustainable energy challenge. ‘If the leader hath no vision the people will perish’ Proverbs 29:18
    • Climate Change Leadership
    • Focus on Community Building Eradicate the inefficient community building from Cannock Chase. Use Community Buildings to promote sustainable energy technologies. Sustainable Energy Trail around the District.
    • Case Studies
    • Microgeneration Focus on small scale renewable technologies across the District. Linking technologies with communities, or sectors. Picking a winner: Solar thermal or biomass heating?
    • The Great British (C. Chase??) Refurb Ed Milliband recently announced that by 2050 all British homes will be near carbon zero. Is now the right time for Cannock Chase to step forward & seek to be the first locality in the UK to deliver this in existing homes?
    • Blank:
    • “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 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
    • thank you