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Oswestry Energy Fair - Richard Davies Marches Energy Agency Oswestry Energy Fair - Richard Davies Marches Energy Agency Presentation Transcript

  • The Climate Change Challenge From Global to Local Richard Davies Director Marches Energy Agency
  • Marches Energy Agency?
    • Sustainable Energy Charity based in Shrewsbury – ‘creating the climate for change’
    • Delivering a programme of activities to:
      • promote sustainable energy
        • addressing climate change
        • promoting energy efficiency & the generation of appropriate renewable energy
        • promoting clean & low carbon vehicles
        • challenging & inspiring individuals, organisations and businesses
  • A Global Challenge The unsustainable use of energy .
  • Planet Earth
    • Imagine that the 4.6 billion year age of planet earth is represented by a single year…….
    Picture courtesy of NASA
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  • ‘ What’s wrong with global warming? We might lose Holland…but there are other places to go on holiday.’
  • Although climate change is the most serious threat, promoting new, modern, sustainable ways of living, working, producing and travelling also stand to achieve wider benefits to human health and well being. This is a truly challenging agenda. It involves channelling the power of business by stimulating the market to innovate and to produce more cost effective and sustainable options for all. Securing the Future: delivering UK sustainable development strategy
  • ???? Your own strategy, targets & plans
  • How is the UK doing?
    • 1997 to 2002 CO 2 Emissions declined by just 1.2% Digest of Environmental Statistics March 2004 DEFRA
    • To put us on a path to a 60% CO 2 reduction by 2050 we must achieve a 2.0% reduction CO 2 year on year
    • In three out of the last four years UK CO 2 Emissions have gone up
  • Running to stand still?
    • During the year 2003, final consumption of electricity in the UK rose by 1.5 per cent compared with 2002
      • http://www.dti.gov.uk/energy/inform/energy_stats/electricity/5_2elecsupply-Q.xls
    • 1.5 per cent equals 5.1 TWh
    • The average growth in electricity 1990 to 2002 in the UK was 5.0 TWh per year
  • Household Energy Trends 1970-2001 Based on Shorrock and Utley (2003) 100 170 Electricity use in lights and appliances 136 Number of households 132 Total energy 97 Energy use per household 69 Building heat loss 59 Boiler improvements
  • The bits of the jigsaw?
    • Not using energy
    • Using energy more efficiently
    • Using energy from renewable sources
    • Generating the remainder in a less damaging way
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Sunshine I
  • Sunshine II
  • Biodiesel & Bioethanol
  • Wind
  • Biomass
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  • Ground Energy
  • Hydro, wave & tide
  • Micro CHP
  • Energy Storage & Hydrogen
  • Carbon Sequestration & Storage
  • Nuclear
  • Let the carbon lead you Develop Plan Implement Plan Carbon Footprint
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  • Solar Lanterns to Tanzania Churches & Church Buildings Green Tariffs Pastoral Care Low Carbon Action in Parishioners’ Homes Greener Parsonage Congregations for a Low Carbon Future
  • The Action Plan Jigsaw Liquid Solar Fuel
  • ‘ I have been completely overwhelmed with the amount of support we have seen, it seems like the passion people have for this cause has been ignited all over the country.’
    • “ Life is a race between education and catastrophe” George Orwell
  • Mostly we know what to do but we lack the will to do it. Sir Crispin Tickell Nobody made a greater mistake than to do nothing because he could only do a little. Edmund Burke
  • Thank you www.mea.org.uk Marches Energy Agency 23 Swan Hill Shrewsbury SY1 1NN 01743 246 007