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Not just a load of hot air?

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The Green Homes Grant scheme has just been launched, but will it deliver? The government’s track record is not good.   The previous scheme, the “Green Deal”, was launched at the end of 2012 with much fanfare.  I listened with some scepticism as the minister Greg Barker claimed that it would be a world beater, but […]

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Improving loft insulation: “a no-brainer”

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I was pleased to see that in their recently published Climate Strategy, South Cambs will be enforcing the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard on rented homes.  This makes it an offence for landlords to rent out properties with a dreadful Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F&G, unless they have registered with the Council for an […]

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Going Green: opportunities for covid recovery

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During the first quarter of 2020, for the first time ever, UK electricity became lower carbon than gas. Since 2013, dirty coal fired power stations have steadily been phased out in the UK, with electricity generated instead by renewables such as solar, wind and hydro.  This has reduced the carbon intensity of electricity by a […]

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Lets build back better

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Coronavirus is having an astonishing impact on how we live our lives, and is likely to be around for a long time. So what should policy makers do, so that we can Build Back Better? One big area to address is “Working From Home”. A recent big poll for the AA found that most respondents […]

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A time for transformation

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With the UK in lockdown, our immediate focus is rightly on tackling the Coronavirus emergency. However there are things we should be doing now so that when we emerge from this crisis, the world will be on track to tackle the climate crisis too. This can help make the emerging world a better place, in […]

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Construction in an era of climate emergency

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Constructing and operating our homes and businesses currently accounts for about half of the UK’s carbon emissions. So tackling the climate emergency, requires us to urgently and dramatically reduce emissions in the construction sector. This is why Carbon Neutral Cambridge is assisting the Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry (CFCI) in organising the “Cambridge Climate […]