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Interesting developments on the policy front, which we were asked to comment on in a follow-up article by the BBCs' Mark Kinver (which you can read here).
The Labour Party has announced new plans to provide 'real-time electricity monitors' to all households who request one. Electricity suppliers will be required to provide the displays free of charge to all households. According to Labour 'the plan could cut UK carbon dioxide emissions by 400,000 tonnes a year by 2010, equivalent to taking about 100,000 cars off the road.'
We'll be keeping an eye on how this one pans out...Read more...
CarbonCulture is a new initiative started by More Associates for organisations that want to get really good at saving energy and carbon. Structured as a social enterprise, CarbonCulture exists to help all its members find the best 'moves' they can make to save energy and carbon.
CarbonCulture will spread that knowledge amongst the membership so we can all get better at saving as quickly and as cheaply as possible. We've been working for some time with pioneers DECC and Defra to design strategies to achieve initial savings.
After months of work, the first organisations to sign up launched with CarbonCulture's debut tool last week - an easy-to-use reporting tool to allow members to show the public their present energy and carbon practices. These are some of the most progressive Government departments – from HM Treasury to the Cabinet Office.
Shortly, new tools will be offered to members that will help to identify and drive new savings. CarbonCulture will be providing some amazing tools to help to do this in the coming weeks and months. If your organisation would like to get involved, send an email to email@example.com.Read more...
CarbonCulture is hosting a high-profile conferenceat London’s City Hall on 19th October that will spark debate about the role of digital media in driving low cost solutions to climate change.
The event, entitled “Carbon 2.0: Can London lead the low-carbon revolution?”, will be chaired by journalist and author Lucy Siegle with an expert panel including a special guest from the GLA; Mat Hunter, Chief Design Officer at the Design Council; Molly Webb, Head of Smart Technologies at the Climate Group; Jennifer Clark, Director of Environment at Skanska PLC; and our very own Luke Nicholson, founder and director of CarbonCulture.
Places are limited so please contact Eben Marks on firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 020 7550 5620 if you would like to attend. The full invitation is available here.Read more...