Seven years ago CAT first published a vision for Zero Carbon Britain. Since then our research has developed to the point where we have a technically robust scenario detaining how we could achieve it. The research looks at how we use our land, the mix of renewable sources, food and diets, cutting energy consumption, electrification and balancing supply and demand.
This week that vision was made global as even the conservative IPCC said emissions will have to fall to zero globally to prevent dangerous climate change.
This weekend we will go the other way and look at how that goal of zero carbon could be achieved on the very local scale. The Zero Carbon Powys event, held at CAT but organised by the Powys Transition Network, will draw on the Zero Carbon Britain research and look at the implications for a rural county like Powys. Paul Allen, Alice Hooker-Stroud and Philip James – all researchers on the Zero Carbon Britain project – will all speak at the event.
09.30: Reception, tea & coffee
10.00: Conference opens. Welcome. Introduction to PTLCC – Mike Membery Chair PTLCC
10.15: An extra-ordinary story of people and energy”………Paul Allen ZCB
10.50: Land use- rural implications–– Alice Hooker Stroud ZCB
11.25: refreshment break
11.40: Rob Proctor, Renew Wales
11.50: Energy – Power up; Power down-rural implications – Philip James ZCB
12.25: How can we reach new people, fight denial and build a shared vision? George Marshall (COIN)George will lead a discussion group afterwards with a working lunch. Copies of his book will also be available for purchase.
(Please note there will be a brief opportunity for questions after each morning speaker for burning questions but the majority will need to be noted for consideration in the afternoon)
13.00: Buffet lunch and networking, displays in the forum
(All delegates should have stated any special dietary needs at the time of booking)
14:00: Andy Bull Severn Wye Energy Agency
14:10 to 15:40 ‘Open Space Technology’ activity focussed on topics arising from the morning’s presentations, led by Transition Network facilitators
15:40 Plenary feedback, reports from Open Space groups, final questions
16:00 Tea and cakes, goodbyes.
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