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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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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 […]

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Emergency Warning

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As the coronavirus virus spreads worryingly from China into Europe, it is a useful reminder for those responding to the Climate Emergency of what the word “emergency” really implies. It touches everything. Firstly when something is genuinely seen as an emergency, things that were previously seen as “impossible”, rapidly become possible. Governments and authorities discover […]

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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, […]