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Planning for the Future

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The legally binding Climate Act requires the UK to have Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and Cambridge City Council and South Cambs councils have both signed up to this.  “Net Zero” is a big challenge, because it’s not just about using renewables for electricity generation: it means that all the greenhouse gas emissions […]

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How our actions change the world.

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In the UK, most people are concerned about climate change, but it’s also easy to feel that one’s personal actions make no difference. I sympathise with this, but also disagree.  If we can combine our personal actions with the political it’s enormously powerful. It’s also good for our mental health and physical wellbeing. Over Christmas, […]

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A new woodland park for Chesterton?

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Trees are very much in the news at the moment. National Tree Week is running until 1 December this year and is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration. The Tree Council and Woodland Trust are hoping to plant a million trees across the UK during this event, with the support of individuals, schools and community […]

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Can you help develop a fair Local Transport Plan?

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Earlier this year the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) published their draft Local Transport Plan (LTP). Our analysis of this plan showed that it would fail to deliver anything close to zero transport emissions by 2050. Independent analysis by the Cambridge University Science & Policy Exchange (CUSPE) of transport emissions scenarios for the CPCA […]

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Ugrading EPC F&G rented homes

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The majority of homes in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are rented rather than owned. Their occupants often get frustrated because they feel they feel powerless to improve their home’s energy efficiency and nervous about asking landlords to improve things. However this is about to change. There is a little known regulation that sets a Minimum Energy […]

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CNC Response to the Combined Authority Local Transport Plan

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The Local Transport Plan (LTP) 2019 from the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA)  is the latest in a series of LTPs for the region. Reducing congestion and improving commuting remain the focus and it pays no more than lip service to the challenge of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from transport. Were it to […]