Introduction to the CRIF


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Presentation introducing the Community Pathway event on the 18th October and providing an introduction to the CRIF project, as presented by Sheryl French.

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Introduction to the CRIF

  1. 1. AgendaTitle/ Subject Time PresenterIntroduction 5:00 – 5:20 Sheryl French(Welcome & Agenda, Why we are doing this?What do we hope to achieve? Overview ofCRIF, the Community Energy Fund)How can the community deliver energy 5:20 – 5:55 Dr Tim Lunel, CEO, Nationalprojects in Cambridgeshire? Energy FoundationWorkshop Introduction 5:55 – 6:00 Dr Tim Lunel, CEO, National Energy FoundationWhat ideas do you have for community 6:00 – 6:45 ALL (in Groups)energy schemes and what support do youneed?Questions + Answers 6:45 – 6:55 ALLNext Steps 6:55 – 7:00 Sheryl French
  2. 2. Cambridgeshire RenewablesInfrastructure Framework (CRIF)
  3. 3. The Key Driver for Change• The Climate Change Act 2008 legallybinds the UK to deliver its commitmentof 80% reduction of CO2 emissions by2050• Zero Carbon Policy for New Homes• EU Renewable Energy Targets• Electricity Market Reform• Presumption in Favour of SustainableDevelopment• The Green Deal• Feed-in Tariffs• Energy Bill
  4. 4. The UK Energy Trilemma Affordable Energy £200 billion energy investment required in Britain Global competition for energy over the next decade (Ofgem, 2009) Reducing supply of fossil fuels Securing alternative energy supplies UK Energy Security Low carbon energy Global demand for energy Climate Change Act 2008, forecast to increase by 45% reduce CO2 emissions by 80% between 2006 and 2030, (IAE 2008) by 2050 from 1990 levels
  5. 5. Global – Energy Demand
  6. 6. Source: E.ONThe energy challenge ELECTRICITY SUPPLY GAP Page 6
  7. 7. What does this mean forCambridgeshire? • We need to find a way of dealing with rising fuel prices. • We need to find a way of responding to targets – and the policy framework it offers. If we don’t we’ll find investment and opportunities go elsewhere.• We need to know what options are on the table- how much energy will we need to generate,- how much will we have to rely on energy efficiency and- what investment, skills and resources do we have totackle these problems • CRIF is Cambridgeshire’s attempt to deal with this in an honest, sensible and transparent way.
  8. 8. 28% of energy from renewablesin Cambridgeshire by 2030. Currently 7%.
  9. 9. The CRIF ProjectGiven that doing nothing is not an option, the project is looking at our current and future energy requirements and asking the following:• What options are available to us?• What choices make sense for us in Cambridgeshire?
  10. 10. Cambridge NW South Cambs homeowners Research & Northstowe Rampton Business Parks Drift Retro-fit Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership x 29 PV Bulk CERT & Feed-in Tariff procurement – Histon/Coton Cambourne 950 SCDC Housing Stock Village Housing Associations Colleges Girton MiltonFen Carbon ReductionDrayton Commitment SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE:SP/11 Renewable Energy Feasibility studies Infrastructure Opportunism Wadlow Wind Farm (permission on appeal) Trumpington Meadows Agricultural potential South Cambs Hall & Linton Wind Farm other public/community (under appeal) buildings
  11. 11. It’s going to help us understandhow to make the best use of therenewable energy resourcesavailable to us in South Cambsand in relation to the wholecounty.This means knowing:1. How much renewable energy do we need to generate locally?2. What and where are the best renewable resources (sun, wind,biomass etc.)?3. What are the most appropriate renewable energy technologiesfor making best use of these available resources (solar panels,turbines, heat pumps, district heating, £/tCO2 etc.)?4. How much these technologies cost and how are they paid for(supply, installation, servicing, grants, subsidies, etc.)?5. Who are probably the best people to lead in making thingshappen (local communities, public or commercial sector etc.)?
  12. 12. What will the CRIFgive us?• An evidence base on which informed decisions can be taken• A menu of technology options from which Cambridgeshire will need to choose how to move forward• A view from stakeholders on how they can invest and deliver in Cambridgeshire to support the low carbon economy
  13. 13. Opportunities? Pathway to Zero Carbon Homes CO2 emissions from new 25% reduction Regulated emissions developments 44% reduction – heating, hot-water, lighting& ventilation 100% reduction Unregulated emissions – appliances & cooking 2009 2010 2013 2016 Zero Carbon Zero Carbon policy could potentially increase the role of local authorities in deliveringlow carbon growth.
  14. 14. Opportunities Allowable Solutions – A range of on-, near- or off-site measures to mitigate the remaining regulated emissions. Carbon Compliance – the level of CO2 reduction that must be delivered through on-site measuresThe zero carbon policy introduced the concept of allowable solutions –this creates the role for community energy funds
  15. 15. Community energy fund is a means of channelling developerinvestment in carbon reduction into the local area Allowable Solutions investment raised in Cambridgeshire Developer CO2 reduction Cumulative investment (£ million) 70 obligation 60 50 Payment to Fund 40 On-site CO2 reduction % of target met by payment 30 % of target met through on- into an Energy Fund 20 site measures 10 0 2009 2011 2013 2015 2017 2019 2021 2023 2025 The Community Energy Fund Developer Fund invests in local Fund invests in local investments are COlow carbon projects 2 reduction pooled in the Fund Potential revenue into the Fund
  16. 16. CommunityOpportunities• Take advantage of the feed in tariff (FIT) and other incentives• Produce energy locally – less dependency on global markets to provide what you need• Provide local benefits – rather than going global• Provide local jobs
  17. 17. The process of doing this is starting to generate output…But reports, presentations and strategies about how we canhave a more sustainable and secure energy future mean verylittle unless we’re: talking about them, getting them into the mainstream, making them normal, drawing up village energy action plans, and making them happen…COMMUNICATION is everything…get people talking aboutrenewables…involve people…bring people on board…find theskills…mobilise communities…get the facts out…etc…