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2015: A crucial year for our changing planet

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Is this the start of something big?

New student Chris Woodfield talks about his 1st week at CAT. With the first week and the start of the MSc Sustainability and Adaptation now out of the way, the realisation of what is to come is finally settling in; this is an exciting time to be a student. For me, the journey to CAT’s beautiful West Wales location was a relaxing short train ride away from my home on the coast in Aberystwyth]yt. I’d been to CAT many... Read More ››

Video from our recent Zero Carbon Britain course


Join us for the CAT members conference 9-11th of October

From the 9th-11th of October CAT will be welcoming 100’s of its members and supporters to take part in the annual Membership conference.  From rammed earth workshops, woodland walks, mushroom ID, policy discussions, Zero Carbon Britain talks, renewable energy workshops and biodiversity tours… Plus good food, lively music and fantastic company. Join us and fellow CAT supporters for the 2015 CAT conference next weekend! Read More ››

National emission reduction targets pledged fall below what’s needed and what’s possible warns Centre for Alternative Technology and Track 0

Energy modellers at leading environmental charity, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) and Track O say governments must pledge to reduce emissions further, and draw on their report ‘Who’s Getting Ready for Zero?’ to demonstrate that zero is possible. The 1st of October 2015 marks the deadline for countries to submit their emission reduction targets for 2025 and 2030, known as INDCs (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions), ahead of the Paris climate talks, being held in December 2015. Paul Allen,... Read More ››

Eco-Refurbishment Course at CAT

The August bank Holiday weekend saw CAT’s annual Eco Refurbishment course, covering all the theory and practicalities of how to get your house towards performing better than many new- build properties. The course consists of classroom theory sessions and hands-on practicals, as well as tours of CAT’s own drainage, sewerage and water-conservation  installations and its renewable energy set-ups. Tutor Nick Parsons said: “The practicals are an essential part of the course, giving students a chance to apply the knowledge... Read More ››

Is it time to switch your energy supplier?

Green electricity is generated from natural and renewable energy sources that have less of an impact on the environment than fossil fuels. Energy produced using solar energy, wind energy and water power (hydroelectricity) are all renewable forms of energy, so called because unlike fossil fuels, such as coal and oil, green energy sources will not run out. More and more consumers across the UK are switching to greener energy supplier, like Good Energy! Green electricity suppliers invest in renewable... Read More ››

Are you helping to create a low-carbon UK?

Are you helping to create a low-carbon UK? The Ashden Awards are now open for entries: Deadline Tuesday 3 November 2015 Ashden is seeking entries for its 2016 UK Awards, the leading national green energy awards. This year the charity is particularly interested in energy storage and smart grid technology, as well as the reduction of demand for energy in buildings, whether domestic, commercial or public sector. Ashden is also looking for examples of work creating low-carbon communities, increasing... Read More ››

Bursary fund for Welsh schools and colleges studying STEM subjects

A fantastic opportunity for KS 3, 4 and 5 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) groups in  North Wales to visit CAT with bursaries covering  travel, tuition and entry. The Thomas Howell Education Fund for North Wales is now being extended from September 2015 to July 2016, to allow a greater number of pupils aged between 11 and 18 in to access the grant. The fund has been granted to provide pupils in the North Wales region with the opportunity... Read More ››

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