Nuffield Scholars 4th March 2009

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  • 1. Presentation to the Nuffield Scholars <It’s the delivery stupid!> <A shared journey to a low carbon future?> Richard Davies Director
  • 2. Beyond the rhetoric……It’s the delivery stupid! the Why? What? Who? Where? & How? of Marches Energy Agency
  • 3. Good Evening!
  • 4. We’re seeking to deliver on the 3Ds: Demand Reduction Decarbonisation Decentralisation
  • 5. To Address: Climate Change + Energy Security = The Same Actions + Finite Fossil Fuel
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. www.slideshare.net/mea
  • 8. It’s the delivery stupid
  • 9. Strategies?
  • 10. West Midlands population: 5.3 million CO2 : 50 million tonnes
  • 11. West Midlands population: 5.3 million CO2 : 50 million tonnes Nigeria population: 140 million CO2 : 52 million tonnes Sources: Energy4All, WDM, IEA
  • 12. 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
  • 13. 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
  • 14. 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
  • 15. 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
  • 16. West Midlands & Sustainable Energy LEADERSHIP! ‘If the leader hath no vision the people will perish’ Proverbs 29:18
  • 17. Decarbonisation by 2020 Options…….. Onshore wind Offshore wind Biomass with solid recovered fuels (waste!) Carbon capture & storage Nuclear power
  • 18. 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 • Biomass projects in 2007 (Co-firing with fossil fuels, animal biomass & plant biomass) generated some 2,920 GWh of Electricity • This was just 51% 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
  • 19. Case Studies
  • 20. 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: http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/england/shropshire/7046428.stm © BBC MMVIII
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  • 22. 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
  • 23. Where? Inside, or serving, the Zone- feasibility and capital grants Staffordshire and Shropshire- feasibility alone
  • 24. 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
  • 25. Low Carbon Community Overview
  • 26. “In the past, we didn’t understand the effect of our actions. Unknowingly, we sowed the wind and now, literally, we are reaping the whirlwind. But we no longer have that excuse: now we do recognise the consequences of our behaviour. Now surely, we must act to reform it: individually & collectively; nationally & internationally.” David Attenborough “Search all the parks in all your cities; you'll find no statues of committees.” David Ogilvy 1911-1999
  • 27. “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
  • 28. Don’t just stand there, do something!
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  • 30. thank you