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Trustee Recruitment

Fancy becoming a Trustee? We are seeking to appoint new Trustees with expertise and experience in fundraising, marketing and finance to complement and enhance the skills-base of the existing Trustee body of the Centre for Alternative Technology Charity Ltd. Trustees attend regular Board meetings (at least quarterly) at the Centre and some are also involved in specialist sub-groups. This is a voluntary unpaid role (as with all Trustees), but all reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. For further information or... Read More ››

A busy week of building for CAT’s architecture students

This week has been a busy one as two separate groups of CAT students have been getting creative and building unique structures. The annual build week for our Professional Diploma in Architecture students is almost coming to an end, whilst 150 miles away a team of CAT students are participating in the Roots Architecture Workshop (RAW) at WOMAD. The CAT team at RAW built one of the main evening venues – the Speakeasy. By day the venue hosts talks... Read More ››

ZCBlog: From Zero Carbon Britain to Zero Carbon World

Barely a week off the press and ZCB is already proving helpful in showing positive futures are possible for the world over, not just for the UK. An excellent interactive infographic launched today by the UK Tar Sands Network uses ZCB data to show that “everyone on the planet can have a high-quality lifestyle, fuelled by existing clean energy technologies.” Danny Chivers, the researcher behind the infographic, said: “We’re constantly told by governments and industry that we need fossil... Read More ››

Reflections on the ZCB Launch

It was a very hot Tuesday – temperatures were soaring across London. The Jubilee room of the House of Commons, Westminster was packed to capacity with an expectant crowd. Following a press launch in the morning, the formal parliamentary launch of Zero Carbon Britain – Rethinking the Future took place at the All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group. Opening presentations set the scene; the first from Sir John Houghton the former co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change... Read More ››

The launch of the third Zero Carbon Britain report – told through updates on the day

Throughout the launch day yesterday the ZCB team were busy tweeting and updating to Facebook. In case you missed it, we made a Storify of the events. The Zero Carbon Britain team would like to say a big thank you to all the supporters and contributors who made this report happen. The work continues (some might say it is only just beginning!) as we enter into the communications phase of the project.   [View the story "'Zero Carbon Britain:... Read More ››

Launch day of Zero Carbon Britain: Rethinking the Future

Launch day is here at last! Zero Carbon Britain – Rethinking the Future will be presented to the All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group in Westminster. The key messages the report include: By combining a smart approach to diet, building, energy and land-use it is possible to rapidly reduce emissions to net zero by 2030. Smart demand management and intelligent use of surplus electricity in combination with carbon neutral synthetic gas and liquid fuels means we can ensure energy supplies... Read More ››

Tea, Cake and Congratulations for a CAT Volunteer

Eleanor Morgan, CAT’s longest-serving volunteer, has been been awarded a Highly Commended Award at this year’s Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards. Eleanor lives in Machynlleth and has been volunteering at CAT for over 14 years. She used to work in the Education Department in the mornings and she now works one afternoon a week in the Fundraising and Membership Department. When Eleanor found out about her nomination she was thrilled: “I was gobsmacked, I was surprised and really... Read More ››

ZCB: four days from the launch…

There is a growing sense of anticipation and excitement amongst everyone here at CAT as the launch of our new report Zero Carbon Britain – Rethinking the Future is now only a few days away. The most recent climate science calls for reducing greenhouse emissions at a much faster rate than anything currently on offer from the mainstream – a challenge for our society and our democracy, every bit as much as it is for our technology. The new... Read More ››

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    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.