Vcs Annual Assembly Shrosphire Mea 28th April 2009


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Vcs Annual Assembly Shrosphire Mea 28th April 2009

  1. 1. A presentation to Shropshire VCS Annual Assembly <‘Low Carbon Leadership> <Step Forward Third Sector?> Richard Davies Director
  2. 2. Good Morning
  3. 3. We’re seeking to deliver on the 3Ds: Demand Reduction Decarbonisation Decentralisation
  4. 4. To Address: Climate Change + Energy Security = The Same Actions + Finite Fossil Fuel
  5. 5. ‘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
  6. 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.
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  8. 8. <It’s the delivery stupid!>
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Strategies?
  11. 11. Climate Change Act Targets • 1990 baseline of CO2 emissions was approximately 590 million tons of CO2. • An 80% reduction from this is based on an appraisal of 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?
  12. 12. 1950’s??
  13. 13. 1920’s??
  14. 14. 1900??
  15. 15. 1850??
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. Case Studies
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. “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
  20. 20. “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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  22. 22. thank you