CAT lecturer Ruth Stevenson explores calls for a more radical and joined-up approach to food, water and energy, and finds that many of her students are already pioneering this approach.
With fossil fuels still providing most of the UK’s electricity mix, should we all be aiming to go off-grid? CAT Information Officer Mim Davies explores the issues.
This week CAT’s Paul Allen is in Ireland presenting zero carbon scenarios as part of the Convergence Festival. Here he reports from Cloughjordan Ecovillage in Tipperary, where he began his whistle-stop tour.
CAT’s Paul Allen joined the International Network For Sustainable Energy (INFORSE) in Denmark to share the latest Zero Carbon Britain research on a global platform. The 25th anniversary meeting brings together organisations from across the world to explore the transition to sustainable energy, community power and the development of new initiatives and projects.
How three people are shaping a more sustainable world, in their own words…
How three people are shaping a more sustainable world, in their own words
Imagine a world where we have broken our ties with fossil fuels… Our towns and cities are awash with innovative practical projects that are rebuilding our relationship with food, energy, transport and buildings, openly supported by the wider economic and political systems. Such innovation has unleashed all kinds of co-benefits, from cleaner air to better diets, more jobs and income arising across the local area.
Would you like to live in a zero carbon future, where a whole new approach to energy has delivered benefits not just for the planet, but also for people and communities?
Rethinking how we access the energy we need is a key challenge as we work to build a zero carbon future. Changing our approach to the production and ownership of energy — who generates it, and who profits — could have many wider benefits, including for people and communities that could benefit financially from local renewable energy projects. Continue reading “10 ways we can reclaim our energy supply”
Come and see us at Energy Now Expo – the only renewable energy event for farmers and landowners, taking place in Telford on 8-9 February. Exploring a wide range of technologies, including anaerobic digestion & biogas, biomass, heat pumps, hydro, solar, wind and energy efficiency, it promises to be a very interesting and useful couple of days. Continue reading “Talking renewables at Energy Now Expo”
How can we use and manage water in a more sustainable way? CAT volunteer and MSc student Ed Macdonald has been exploring the issues and delving into the detail of hydro power.
Born in the year of the water dragon, perhaps my interest in watercourses is to be expected. As a kid in a nearby natural sandpit I was enchanted by flow of the stream, able to bypass attempts to dam it with clay. Fast forward 20 years, I found a refreshing challenge in designing water treatment facilities for schools in the Kenyan highlands with an NGO, which led me to CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment for further training. Continue reading “Waves, weirs and waterwheels – unleashing the power of water”