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Blog -  It’s the end of the world as we know it….. 

“This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper” T.S Elliot

 

EXTRACT from blog :

That’s the thing about a virus, it doesn’t have a nationality, a class, gender or religion. It is not one of the 1% or the 99%. It doesn’t respect cultural or social norms and you can’t stop it with walls and border controls. 

 

When all of this eventually subsides and those of us lucky enough to survive the decimation of lives and livelihoods, emerge blinking into the sunlight to survey what remains of our former existence, we should reflect on the desperate lessons we have learned and try to build a better future in which we respect each other and the planet that sustains us all. 

 

Blog -  How the electrical grid can derail a local authority’s
ZERO carbon strategy

 

So here is the scenario.

 

A local authority makes a climate emergency declaration with a commitment to achieve net zero carbon or similar by 2030. The authority then explores different avenues to achieve carbon reductions and creates a strategy. 

 

The areas considered could include :

 

  • electrification of transport and the volume of EVs;

  • the electrification of heat;

  • residential and business developments;

  • battery storage; and

  • export capacity for new renewable generation

 

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Market Report  - Future Energy Scenarios in 5 minutes
by NationalGridESO

 

What are the Future Energy Scenarios (FES)?
Our Future Energy Scenarios outline four different credible pathways for the future of energy for the next 30 years and beyond. Each scenario considers how much energy we might need and where it could come from.
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How the remunicipalisation of energy can help to tackle Climate Change?

The scale of the challenge

Summer floods, heatwaves and record-breaking temperatures, dire warnings of ecological catastrophe and societal breakdown. We all understand the impact of the climate changing on our daily lives and our future prospects, but what can we do about it?

According to Chris Stark, the Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change the Government’s advisory watchdog, we are on course to breach the 1.5c threshold on global temperatures agreed at the Paris Climate Summit in 2015 within the next 20 years unless we take drastic action 

“That’s the period over which the global economy will double in size – global infrastructure too – driven principally by the growth of our cities”.

The report, "Hot Cities: battle-ground for climate change" from the United Nations Human Settlement Program, shows that while the world's cities only cover 2 percent of global land area, they account for a staggering 70 percent of greenhouse-gas emissions. If we fail to decarbonise the places where most of us live and work and travel, then we fail to address the urgent existential crisis that is Climate Change.

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