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Firebuy Energy Day M E A Presentation 9 June 2009


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Firebuy Energy Day M E A Presentation 9 June 2009

  1. 1. A presentation to Firebuy’s Energy Day Climate Change & Energy <From ‘Why Should We?’> <To ‘How Can We?’> Richard Davies Director
  2. 2. Good Morning
  3. 3. Outline of the presentation: MEA Who? The Big Picture + Impact Some of the good stuff Missions to take back…. Quiz Questions ?
  4. 4. We’re seeking to deliver on the 3Ds: Demand Reduction Decarbonisation Decentralisation
  5. 5. .
  6. 6. Human induced Energy Peak climate change + security + oil
  7. 7. ‘The best scientific projections indicate that we have very little time left - indeed, less than one hundred months - in which to alter our behaviour drastically. Although I wish it were otherwise, I fear we have reached the point when if we do too little, too late to tackle this problem, the consequences could be catastrophic.’
  8. 8. ‘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
  9. 9. <It’s the delivery stupid!>
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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?
  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 500 400 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
  17. 17. Impact
  18. 18. An increase in the number of forest fires
  19. 19. An increase in arson in hot summers
  20. 20. quot;Climate change predictions mean we can expect to see more extreme weather events such as flooding in the futurequot; Environment Agency
  21. 21. We’re left with a choice:
  22. 22. To sit there and let it happen
  23. 23. Or to Act
  24. 24. Some of the good stuff
  25. 25. Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Fire Service Carbon Reduction Plan
  26. 26. Installing Renewable Sources of Energy:
  27. 27. All the following Fire Stations receive energy from renewable sources:
  28. 28. Looking at the service’s carbon footprint:
  29. 29. East Sussex Fire and Rescue
  30. 30. Reducing the Fire Service’s carbon footprint and leading by example:
  31. 31. Making fire service staff more energy aware:
  32. 32. “Lessons Learned from London Fire Brigade’s Projects A major spin-off benefit is that fire station staff are now much more aware of saving energy as a result of the installations being onsite and observing the LED displays. Lights, PC’s and other appliances are being switched off when not in use and doors/windows are closed to prevent heat escaping unnecessarily. The electricity and gas bills have been reduced even further owing to raised awareness of energy and climate change related issues.”
  33. 33. Informing and advising the public
  34. 34. Fire service teams up with energy group Published Date: 09 April 2009 Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service have teamed up with Changeworks to work together in making vulnerable people in East Lothian safer in their homes. Changeworks' energy and affordable warmth advisors help householders to understand their heating controls, energy consumption, fuel tariffs and fuel bills. The energy and affordable warmth advisors can also help household's access grants for ener ADVERTISEMENT gy efficiency measures, such as loft insulation, which also helps tackle fuel poverty and poor housing conditions. The pilot will enable firefighters carrying out home safety visits or fitting smoke alarms to pass details about Changeworks to the householder. Opportunity Similarly, Changeworks' advisors will carry details of Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service home safety visits, to pass onto the householder during their visit. Convener of the Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Board, Mike Bridgman, said: quot;This is a fantastic opportunity to further improve the safety of vulnerable people in East Lothian. quot;Although as a Fire and Rescue Service our primary concern when carrying out a home safety visit is the person's safety within the home, we are very enthusiastic to assist in enhancing the wellbeing of the area's residents and working together to improve energy efficiency whilst doing so.quot; Organisations To arrange a free home safety check by local firefighters, with the fitting of a free smoke detector with 10 year batteries as required, phone 0800 169 0320 or for fire safety advice visit the website Chief Executive of Changeworks, Teresa Bray said, quot;This is a really simple idea, that not only shows how different organisations can work together, but will also achieve warm, dry and safe homes for many more householders in the areaquot;. For further information about Changeworks or to arrange a referral, call 0800 512 012 or visit their website at
  35. 35. Missions to take back…
  36. 36. Fire Service & Sustainable Energy
  37. 37. A Leading 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
  38. 38. Leadership Fire Service Leaders for Climate/Energy Leadership: Engage ‘leaders’ within Fire Service in the climate change/ sustainable energy challenge. ‘If the leader hath no vision the people will perish’ Proverbs 29:18
  39. 39. Climate Change Leadership
  40. 40. Microgeneration Focus on installing small scale renewable technologies across the Service. Linking technologies with specific places. Picking a winner: Solar thermal or biomass heating?
  41. 41. The Great British Refurb Ed Milliband recently announced that by 2050 all British homes will be near carbon zero. Is now the right time for Fire Service to step forward & seek to plan and deliver this in all Fire Service Buildings?
  42. 42. Large Scale Renewables For the Fire Service to be part of the renewable revolution and join in the fight against climate change by owning (or catalysing) their own renewables power stations.
  43. 43. Fire Service: Sustainable Energy Award Establish an annual award for sustainable energy (or climate change) achievement across the Fire Service. To raise the profile of ambitious action and wider engagement of organisations, individuals & communities.
  44. 44. Transport Promote sustainable travel & transport throughout the Fire Service. Encourage greener driving, greener vehicles, greener modes of travel.
  45. 45. Affordable Warmth Help eradicate ‘Fuel Poverty’ Assist others in delivering affordable warmth advice to ‘customers’.
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  47. 47. Quiz
  48. 48. Question A (the warm up) Pew, Pew, Barney, McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble & _ _ _ _ ? A. Drub B. Blob C. Grub D. Slob
  49. 49. Question A1 (just to make sure) A. Penny Morris B. Mary Penny C. Mary Morris D. Penny Smith
  50. 50. Q6 Getting the measure of you?
  51. 51. Question 1 True or False: Planet earth’s climate is changing?
  52. 52. Question 2: True or false Most of the increase in global temperatures since the mid-20th century is due to humankind burning fossil fuels?
  53. 53. Question 3: True or false [Don’t know = FALSE] Most [or all] of the lights in my home are energy efficient?
  54. 54. Question 4: True or false [Don’t know = FALSE] The electricity supplied to my home is from a green tariff
  55. 55. Question 5: True or false I know what my personal or family carbon footprint is?
  56. 56. Question 6: True or false I answered TRUE to questions 3, 4 & 5 (& I’m feeling smug)!!
  57. 57. What energy rating does the UK’s Government Department for Energy & Climate Change recently refurbished headquarters have? A. A? (the best) B. C? C. F? D. G? (the worst)
  58. 58. The energy created in one year by the solar panels at Richmond Fire Station would…? A) Power 55 TV sets continuously for a year B) Be enough to make the entire population of the UK a nice cup of tea C) Heat 50,000 patios for one BBQ each D) Power a pump to drain 1,000,000 flooded homes
  59. 59. “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
  60. 60. “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
  61. 61. 2 big
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  63. 63. thank you