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Huntingdonshire Dc Mea Green Force Launch 8th May 2009


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Huntingdonshire Dc Mea Green Force Launch 8th May 2009

  1. 1. <‘Green Force> <The Why? How? Who? & When?> Richard Davies Director
  2. 2. Good Morning
  3. 3. Outline of the session: The Big Picture HDC vision & targets Meeting the targets Introducing Green Force How can we make a difference? Questions
  4. 4. We’re seeking to deliver on the 3Ds: Demand Reduction Decarbonisation Decentralisation
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  7. 7. To Address: Climate Change + Energy Security = The Same Actions + Finite Fossil Fuel
  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 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. Vision & Targets
  18. 18. Meeting the Targets
  19. 19. Community Owned: Green Energy Encourage people from all walks of life in Huntingdonshire District to be part of the renewables revolution and join in the fight against climate change by catalysing the ownership of local renewables development.
  20. 20. HDC: Sustainable Energy Award Establish an annual award for sustainable energy (or climate change) achievement in Huntingdonshire. To raise the profile of ambitious action and encourage & engage businesses, organisations, individuals & communities.
  21. 21. 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.
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. Leadership Huntingdonshire: Place/Agenda Shaper. Engage ‘leaders’ within Huntingdonshire in the climate change/ sustainable energy challenge. ‘If the leader hath no vision the people will perish’ Proverbs 29:18
  24. 24. Climate Change Leadership
  25. 25. Focus on Community Building Eradicate the inefficient community building from Huntingdonshire. Use Community Buildings to promote sustainable energy technologies. Sustainable Energy Trail around the District.
  26. 26. Case Studies
  27. 27. Microgeneration Focus on small scale renewable technologies across the District. Linking technologies with communities, or sectors. Picking a winner: Solar thermal or biomass heating?
  28. 28. The Great British (HDC?) Refurb Ed Milliband has recently announced that by 2050 all British homes will be near carbon zero. Is now the right time for Huntingdonshire to step forward & seek to be the first locality in the UK to deliver this in existing homes?
  29. 29. Blank:
  30. 30. Fossil fuels we use today originated from….? A) Old rocks? B) Volcanic lava? C) The growth and decay of plants and marine life that existed millions of years ago? D) Accrington?
  31. 31. Which of the following environmental goals is NOT one of Huntingdonshire District Council’s three main environmental aims? A) Tackling climate change? B) Using resources efficiently? C) Protecting and improving the environment? D) Requiring all new residential development to be constructed from straw bales?
  32. 32. Car traffic in Huntingdonshire, if left unchecked, could grow by how much in the next 20 years? A)5 % B)10% C)15% D)20%
  33. 33. Huntingdon Leisure Centre now enjoys lower carbon emissions as a result of the installation of a CHP unit. What does CHP stand for? A) Combined Heat and Power? B) Carbon Hierarchy Project? C) Climate Huntingdon Plan? D) Complex Heating Plant?
  34. 34. The aim of the Green Force is to…? A) Increase the environmental awareness of Huntingdon District Council’s employees by spreading the word about environmental issues to their colleagues. B) To generate renewable energy from all green biological material across Huntingdonshire District Council. C) Construct a giant solar tower in every town centre. D) Counteract the red force.
  35. 35. Which of the following is NOT involved in your role as a Green Force Rep? A) Spreading the word? B) Sharing best practice? C) Communicating outcomes? D) A green suit?
  36. 36. Energy efficiency is good in terms of…? A)The environment? B)Reducing energy bills? C)Ensuring a more stable world in the future? D)All of the above?
  37. 37. The Green Force Network will… A) Discuss the pros and cons of recyclable plastic window frames. B) Plan, co-ordinate and monitor a series of fun, innovative, engaging environmental projects to change behaviour within the organisation. C) Have picnics in the park and admire the wildlife.
  38. 38. Which of the following is NOT in HDC’s environmental strategy to mitigate and adapt to climate change? A) Increase energy efficiency? B) Reduce travel and emissions to the atmosphere? C) Enforced phasing out of polluting auto vehicles? D) Adaptation to climate change? E) Encourage renewable energy?
  39. 39. A Green Force Rep will benefit from three of the following, which however would NOT be part of your role as a Green Force Rep? A) You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to and determine what campaigns and projects need to be implemented in the council to reduce our environmental footprint. B) You’ll decide enough is enough and go and live in a convent. C) You’ll be provided with a ½ day environmental awareness course. D) You’ll be responsible for promoting and coordinating campaigns and projects to colleagues in their team. E) You’ll be invaluable as the council strives to become more environmentally and financially sustainable.
  40. 40. How can we make a difference?
  41. 41. “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
  42. 42. “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
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  44. 44. Green Force
  45. 45. thank you