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Fabian Summer Conference- ‘Green Labour’

By Bridget Elliott on 25th June 2013
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 09:45 to 18:00

Royal College of Surgeons, London

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 18:00 to 20:00

University College London, London

Better Future Forum

By Bridget Elliott on 25th June 2013
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 12:30 to 16:30

Online

Osprey Leisure Centre

By Bridget Elliott on 25th June 2013
Found in: Case Studies

Location: Portland, Dorset.

Aim: The installation of a 10kWp array of solar PV panels on the Osprey Leisure Centre in Portland.

Background: Osprey Leisure Centre is an ex-Navy building which was taken over by South Dorset Community Sports Trust in 2007 to provide recreation and sports facilities for the local community.

Fenham Swimming Pool

By Bridget Elliott on 25th June 2013
Found in: Case Studies

Location: Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne

Aim: Fenham Swimming Pool has installed a 53kW (76m2) flat plate solar thermal system to provide direct heating to the swimming pool.

Background: Fenham swimming facility had been closed by Newcastle council. A local charity called Fenham Swimming Project was formed and the pool was re-opened to the public.

Sport in Desford

By Bridget Elliott on 25th June 2013
Found in: Case Studies

Location: Desford is a village in the Hinckley and Bosworth district, 7 miles (11 km) west of the centre of Leicester.

Aim: The installation of a 23kWp solar PV array and other environmental measures as part of a wider refurbishment of a community sports centre.

Background: Sport in Desford (SiD) is a community-owned sports centre and charity set up to promote and provide sports facilities including bowls, tennis, football, recreational fitness and running.

How can the world feed more than 9 billion people by 2050 in a manner that advances economic development and reduces pressure on the environment? This is the question addressed in the first instalment of the World Resources Institute’s blog series- ‘Creating a Sustainable Food Future’. The article describes how answering this question will require a ‘great balancing act’ of three needs—all of which must be met simultaneously. Firstly, the world needs to close the gap between the amount of food available today and the amount required in 2050.

This new report by the Committee on Climate Change highlights the importance of committing to the investment of low-carbon generation through the 2020s. The findings of the report indicate that the current high degree of uncertainty about development of the power system beyond 2020 threatens to undermine electricity market reform. Unless this is addressed, projects coming on to the system before 2020 are likely to be at high cost and there could be an investment hiatus for projects coming on after 2020.

Recommendations from the LOWCAP (Low Carbon Regions in the North Sea) project have now been published online. LOWCAP is a partnership of organisations from the UK, Germany, Belgium and Norway working together to deliver a common approach towards carbon reduction and energy efficiency within the North Sea Region. The report describes how translating EU-wide targets into practical initiatives which deliver real change is a major challenge for policy-makers on all policy levels.

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