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Should we all be using heat pumps?

  This morning CAT Renewable Energy lecturer and researcher Tobi Kellner has been on the BBC Breakfast Programme, the Today Programme and BBC News talking about heat pumps. The National Trust is installing water source heat pumps in Plas Newydd and Tobi commented on whether these could be something that was rolled out across the UK, and what the environmental impact of that would be. Tobi expands on what the potential for heat pumps is for householders, and the... Read More ››

Starting an MSc is a life-changing decision

By Helen Kennedy, who just got back from CAT’s postgraduate open weekend where she came to find out about our new MSc Sustainability and Adaptation course.  Having 22 years’ teaching experience, and not liking the way things have been going for some years, I decided to try somehow to make a difference both to my life and possibly the lives of many others by taking more practical skills and thinking back into the classroom. But how to do it? Budgets... Read More ››

Analysis: Why we can’t choose fracking

So, we already know why we don’t need fracking, but there are very good reasons for saying we quite simply can’t have it. “Shale gas is categorically not compatible with the UK’s obligation to make its fair contribution to avoiding the 2°C characterisation of dangerous climate change – the maths on this are clear and unambiguous.” -  We really can’t sum it up any better than this comment from Kevin Anderson, a professor of energy and climate change at... Read More ››

Rapid decarbonisation in a conservative state

This is the fourth instalment in a series of blogs by Paul Allen as he travels across the USA talking with numerous grassroots groups about CAT’s Zero Carbon Britain research project. The first blog explains the purpose of the trip and the second blog details his time in Boston. For the third blog, Paul was in Ohio. Now he is in Utah, the mid point of his journey. ZCB US research trip: Stop 3 – Salt Lake City, Utah The next stop in... Read More ››

CAT gardens: from spring into summer

This blog is by Dan, on of the volunteers in the CAT gardens this summer. Spring has come, the sun has arrived and it is an exciting time for a CAT volunteer gardener! The short daylight and relentless rain has not deterred us from our spring time preparations and the hard work is now paying off. With a combination of our own well balanced soil mixes and Roger’s home built ‘hotbeds’ (alternating layers of straw and decomposing food waste... Read More ››

Why we don’t need fracking

By Alice Hooker-Stroud Appearing on Radio 4’s Today programme this morning, Caroline Lucas noted in response to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee who published a report on fracking in the UK, “We simply don’t need to be going down this road. There is a road that is there with energy efficiency, renewable energy .. these are the secure energies of the future. … The way to do it is to invest in those energy sources.” “I’m not in... Read More ››

Guest Blog: To achieve Zero Carbon Britain, we must steadily withdraw our consent for high carbon Britain

Guest post by Tim Gee, author of “Counterpower: Making Change Happen” The Centre for Alternative Technology’s Zero Carbon Britain report is a gift to the environmental movement; proof that zero carbon is not only possible, but possible with current technology, without nuclear, without reducing population, and in line with the time-frames dictated by climate science. Last month, I was one of 300 people at the report’s London event. As is usual at public events, the very first question from... 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,

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    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.

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