Energy and Climate Change
The new report from the Committee on Climate Change on local government on ‘How local authorities can reduce emissions and manage climate risks’ is now out (17 May 2012) and a must read (at least at summary level) for anyone engaging with their local council.
This report emphasises the crucial role councils have in helping the UK meet its carbon targets and preparing for the impacts of climate change. It outlines specific opportunities for reducing emissions and highlights good practice examples from a number of local authorities. See: http://www.theccc.org.uk/reports/local-authorities
23/11/2015 Join Hackney at the London climate demo on 29th November 12.30 at Down Street, W1. If you want to go to Paris for the weekend of climate action 11-13 December, Global Justice Now have reduced price accommodation but there's only 20 tickets left book yours before they go and you please sign the petition to all world leaders at the UN Climate Change negotiations . The Guardian have produced a data interactive on what countries are offering to the talks and how it measures up against what's needed. So far the answer is no. And poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy has curated 20 poems on climate change . Jeremy Corbyn and Naomi Klein will be speaking in Paris on Monday 7 December at an event co-organised by Global Climate Jobs (inluding Campaign against Climate Change). They will be talking about trade unions and climate change. Tickets are free, but you have to register in advance, and the hall only hols 800. The details are here: https://globalclimatejobs.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/naomi-klein-and-jeremy-corbyn-in-paris/
11/11/15 Take action on the climate now! Come to our Climate Green Drinks on Thursday 12th Nov
15/03/15 The government has published its fuel poverty strategy for England, Cutting the cost of keeping warm
02/03/15 Press release: Hackney on the march!
01/02/15 Global Carbon Calculator launched - to help people understand the link between our lifestyles, the energy we use, and the consequences for our climate.
28/11/14 Green Investment Bank offers 30-year LED streetlighting loans
18/11/14 A good article in The Gurdian on District heating: a hot idea whose time has come
26/09/14 Neighbouring Islington Council plans to launch its own energy company, to sell gas and electricity more cheaply to residents - and perhaps people in Hackney.
19/09/14 Smart Homes provides grant incentives of up to £6,000 to help you make improvements to your home so that it is more energy efficient.
18/09/14 Citizens Advice want your help for their campaign to secure a better deal for prepayment meter consumers
17/09/14 The National Housing Federation published a briefing on the latest information on Government policies and funding streams to help housing associations plan, fund and implement energy efficiency improvements and to install renewable energy to their existing stock.
04/09/13 SHINE is a referral system established to tackle fuel poverty and reduce seasonal deaths and hospital admissions in Hackney. One referral to SHINE leads to an assessment for a wide range of services. Make a referral for assessment by SHINE.
03/09/14 Instead of data, scientists share their feelings on climate change
07/14 IPPR report published on City Energy, A New Powerhouse for Britain - argues that Britain’s cities could transform efforts to create a cleaner, smarter and more affordable energy system, provide an alternative to the big utilities, and boost their local economies in the process.
07/07/14 £1million energy advice programme opens for business - Organisations including community energy groups, charities, faith groups and registered social landlords are invited to bid for funding to help run projects that run this autumn and winter.
06/14 An Energy Bill Revolution briefing highlights the decline in the number of energy efficiency measures installed since the Government’s ECO and the Green Deal replaced other programmes. It also looks at the immediate outlook and what needs to happen longer term.
04/04/14 DECC Press release - The UK’s rooftops to become power stations
26/03/14 Free community energy training for 18-29 year olds - Register your interest by 11 April (you'll need to attend seminars in Bristol)
07/11/13 The UK’s first solar powered luxury, mixed use public toilets unveiled on Brooksby’s Walk
16/07/13 Zero Carbon Britain launch their third report, Rethinking the Future
12/06/13 DECC aims to publish a Community Energy Strategy in Autumn 2013, after consultation that's now underway.
15/03/13 Inspiration For The Nation: Superhomes Week 16 – 24 March. SuperHomes are homes which have been refurbished to reduce carbon emissions by at least 60% and one of the few London SuperHomes on show during the week is in Henry Road, Hackney - a Victorian 3-storey semi-detached.
24/02/12 Find out how the Energy Bill is stitching us into an expensive high-carbon future in the Committee on Climate Change report on energy and prices and Alan Simpson's article The Great Energy Stitch Up
04/02/13 Jeanette Arnold, London Assembly Member for North East London, writes on Fuel poverty
12/11/12 UK Energy efficiency strategy and a Guide to financing energy efficiency in the public sector published
17/10/12 Going local - A report on local authorities’ work to tackle fuel poverty - this report has just been published for Consumer Focus but, alas, Hackney isn't mentioned
04/10/12 Eco renovation of an older house
03/10/12 A new way to measure fuel poverty in England is proposed - have your say
24/05/12 21p solar tariff extended!
25/03/12 Calling all Energy Angels
Advice on Setting up a bulk buy scheme for energy efficiency measures and renewables
Carbon Trust's report on delivering successful Low Carbon Behaviour Change
City and Hackney health and wellbeing profile (joint strategic needs assessment)
Climate Change – 10 key findings from the climate scientists
Community Energy in the UK: A review of the evidence
Community Energy Strategy for the UK
Energy-management resources from Vilnis Vesma
Green Deal guide - energy saving for your home or business
SHINE - Seasonal Health Interventions Network
Smart Homes (energy efficiency) project