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Statement on Conservative Party plans to cut the onshore wind industry

Today the Conservatives announced plans to pull public funding of onshore windfarms and change the way planning permission is granted if they win again in 2015. Renewables UK have said this would kill the onshore wind industry. Tutors on CAT’s Renewable Energy and the Built Environment masters course reacted to the news: “The effect of removing subsidies for onshore wind will be to seriously damage British industry and increase energy prices for consumers. Onshore wind energy is the cheapest source of... Read More ››

ZCB US research trip: Stop 1 – Boston, Massachusetts

This is the second in a series of blogs on Paul’s trip to the USA to talk about CAT’s Zero Carbon Britain research with a range of grassroots groups. The first post, explaining the trip, can be read here. Travelling by train can often offer us time to catch up on a number of the things we have been meaning to get around to doing, from background reading to sleeping. In my case it was a chance to watch... Read More ››

Paul Allen takes Zero Carbon Britain vision to USA

I have just set of on a six-week research and communication trip to the USA, following in the footsteps of the trip CAT founder Gerard Morgan-Grenville took which inspired him to set up CAT 40 years ago. The journey started with the shortest air flight possible, arriving in Boston, after that all travel across the USA will be by train. I will visit five locations (Boston, Oberlin, Cleveland, Salt Lake City and San Francisco), opening at each city with... Read More ››

REBE Alumnus Powering Conservation in the Seychelles

Our MSc Renewable Energy and the Built Environment provides its students with the knowledge and practical skills to make a positive impact within the world of Renewable Energy. One of our Alumni, Tim Kirkpatrick, is applying the knowledge he developed on the REBE course in the idyllic island setting of the Seychelles. The Seychelles is a group of islands in the Indian Ocean, located just south of the equator. With little variance in the length of days and bright... Read More ››

Postgraduate Open Weekend: 17th- 18th May 2014

If you are an avid reader of CAT’s blog you will be well aware of the range of MSc Programmes offered by our Graduate School of the Environment. This May we are offering the opportunity for anybody interested in studying one of our courses, or anyone who wants to know more about the work of the GSE, to come and visit us to find out more about the unique experience of studying at CAT. Based in a stunning setting... Read More ››

Film, slides and tweets from Zero Carbon Britain April event for campaigners

The film from the event: (sound quality improves after the first 6-7 minutes) Slides from the event: Zero Carbon Britain Event (London 9th April 2014): Can renewables keep the lights on? from Centre for Alternative Technology Twitter activity from the event: To download Zero Carbon Britain resources click here Read More ››

Zero Carbon Britain calls for faster emissions reductions in advance of IPCC mitigation report

Leaks from the latest IPCC report from Working Group III, being discussed this week in Berlin suggests it will call for radical emissions reductions globally which will require “large-scale transformations in human societies”. The IPCC will propose a reduction in emissions of 50% (from 2010 levels) by 2030 for developed nations such as the UK. Zero Carbon Britain (ZCB) research from the Centre for Alternative Technology shows how it is possible, and desirable, to reach net zero emissions in... Read More ››

Zero Carbon Britain Event 9th April: Join us online here!

On the 9th April, the Zero Carbon Britain team from CAT will be hosting an exciting evening event to present their latest research and practical solutions for a zero carbon future. We’ll be joined by Duncan Clark, Owen Jones and the latest from the IPCC meeting in Berlin that week. Details and registration here: The event will take place in London between 6.30 and 8pm (with drinks and informal discussion until 9pm), but will also be broadcast online for all of those who’d... Read More ››

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  • Barry Chandler

    this youtube is so out of date – yep in 3 years it has all changed. Feed in Tariff is half of that, systems cost a lot less than £10k, nearer 5k,

  • review

    These sort of blogs is really informative for students who wanted to know about those past events that took place. This would help them a lot particularly in knowing some of those information that they might apply into their studies.