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Standing Conference 9th November Mea Richard Davies


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Standing Conference 9th November Mea Richard Davies

  1. 1. A Flourishing Shropshire <2020 Vision through a Sustainability Lens> Richard Davies Director
  2. 2. Good Evening
  3. 3. The energy tri-lemma 1. Affordability 2. Reliability 3. Low Carbon
  4. 4. Professor David MacKay Chief Scientific Advisor of the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC)
  5. 5. ‘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.’
  6. 6. "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." Jeroen van der Veer, CEO Shell 28th January 2008
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 1850
  9. 9. What does this mean for Shropshire in 2020? Meeting carbon budgets in 2020 will require a reduction in average per person emissions from the current level of 9 tCO2 to 6 tCO2. In a County where carbon budgets are achieved, the typical person will: • Meet more of their energy needs from low-carbon power. • Live in well-insulated homes with new efficient boilers and advanced heating controls. • Purchase energy-efficient appliances and use these on low-carbon cycles (e.g. low temperature washing and dishwashing). • Work in energy-efficient offices with power and heating from low carbon sources. • Drive more carbon-efficient cars, including hybrids, electric cars or plug-in hybrids with charging infrastructure at home, at work and in public places. • Drive in an eco-friendly manner (e.g. not carrying excess weight in the car) and within the existing speed limit. • Plan journeys better and use public transport more. Together these changes would be sufficient to achieve carbon budgets. They could significantly improve energy security of supply and air quality, and therefore maintain or improve quality of life.
  10. 10. ‘We have a vision of a different Britain. It is a vision of a Britain in which our cars run on electricity; high speed trains whisk us from North to South in less time than it takes to get across greater London; we produce much more but use much less energy to do it; our power suppliers no longer depend to any great extent on imported oil and gas; our homes require less energy, produce far more of their own energy and are heated by gas we produce from our own agricultural and domestic waste. It is a vision of a Britain which leads the world in new green technologies. Secured against interruptions of supply and volatile prices, our industry can plan for growth. Our national security is guaranteed, regardless of decisions by volatile governments elsewhere to close pipelines or restrict supply. It is a decentralised vision rather than one in which all decisions about our energy future are vested in the government. Through it we play our full part in protecting our planet against the effects of man-made climate change.’
  11. 11. Shropshire Partnership Agenda Item 9 | Any Other Business | Shropshire Leadership Board Meeting: 10th November 2009 | Action to put ‘sign up to the 10:10 campaign’ on the Agenda for next meeting 26th February 2010……..
  12. 12. Sheffield City Council South Tyneside Council Taunton Deane Borough Council Saffron Walden Town Council Kirklees Council Kirkburn Parish Council Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council South Tyneside Council Derby City Council Whittington Hospital NHS Trust North Norfolk District Council London Borough of Brent Environment Agency Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust South Essex Partnership Seed Society Little Wenlock CRed Whitby Town Council Swanley Town Council Whitchurch Association NHS Norfolk Milton Keynes Council London Borough of Waltham Forest University College London London Borough of Waltham Forest Bristol City Council London Borough of Sutton Liberal Democrat Group on North Yorkshire County Council NHS Stockport Tameside MBC Manchester City Council City of York Council London Borough of Sutton Exeter City Council Countryside Council for Wales Epsom & Ewell Borough Council NHS North Somerset Department for International Development NHS West Sussex Newcastle City Council Football Foundation Caddington Surgery Sutton Liberal Democrat Group Harrow Agenda 21 Environmental Forum NHS Central Lancashire………
  13. 13. Keep Shropshire Warm! Eradicate ‘Fuel Poverty’ in Shropshire by 2015 via an ambitious Partnership Approach No additional resources required…… Maximise Warmfront, CERT, Community Energy Saving Programme etc.
  14. 14. Low Carbon Community: Shropshire Launch | Shropshire Low Carbon Community Network | VISION: Support, training, connections, inspiration & networking for the ‘bottom up’ BRILLIANT organisations & initiatives springing up all over Shropshire
  15. 15. Shropshire: Microgeneration County Maximise the economic opportunities to Shropshire of being the MICROGENERATION COUNTY. Solar thermal, photovoltaics, biomass, heat pumps etc. Manufacturers, installers, retailers, maintenance……
  16. 16. Shrewsbury Growth Point: Zero CO2 Adopt Code for Sustainble Homes ‘Code Level 6’ for all ‘Growth Point’ dwellings. This will ‘pre-condition’ Shropshire’s developers and builders to be ready for the ‘carbon neutral’ new build & refurbishment revolution.
  17. 17. Low Carbon Travel All Partners have ‘gold standard’ TRAVEL PLANS dealing with 1. Commute 2. Business Miles & 3. Access to Services – NIL COST
  18. 18. Big Renewables | Shropshire? The UK must deliver 15% of ALL ENERGY from renewables by 2020. This will create up to ½ million new jobs. What, where & how many in Shropshire?
  19. 19. Biogas | Cleobury Mortimer Cleobury Mortimer celebrates with the UK’s first Biogas Grid. Food & farm waste creates high quality methane for homes & businesses
  20. 20. Green Collar Jobs…… PRESS RELEASE 2017 Shropshire is the UK’s leading locality for Low Carbon Business start ups. (The UK already has 880,000 people working in the Low Carbon Economy in 2009)
  21. 21. Environmental auditor, recycling artisan, waste management officer, ecologist, solar energy consultant, water quality scientist, energy manager, renewable energy administrator, eco journalist, carbon trading accountant, microgeneration buyer, solar panel installer, wind turbine maintenance engineer, bioethanol production supervisor, hydro technology specialist, environmental manager, micro grid electricity network installer, low energy lighting salesperson, sustainable forest manager, climate change adaptation specialist, green charcoal manufacturer, biofuels researcher, energy farmer, photovoltaic inverter retailer, climate change charity officer, sustainable energy fundraiser, green architect, eco constructor, environmental engineer, rural sustainable development planner, eco product designer, environmental education officer, biodiesel production manager, bioenergy engineer, sustainable investment adviser, eco-tourism manager, fuel cell technician, climate risk broker, environmental health practitioner, electric bicycle technician, renewable energy legal executive, bioenergy economist, renewable energy resource mapper, biofuels research scientist, ground source cooling technologist, biomass briquette manufacturer…….
  22. 22. The Great Shropshire Refurb In February 2009 Ed Milliband announced that by 2050 all British homes will be near carbon zero. Is now the right time for Shropshire to step forward & seek to be the first place in the UK to deliver this in existing homes?
  23. 23. You Choose!
  24. 24. Celebrate……
  25. 25. “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
  26. 26. “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
  27. 27. "Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now." W.H. Murray
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  29. 29. thank you