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Links for January 26th from 15:53 to 18:21

by Mel Starrs on January 27, 2012

in News

These are my links for January 26th from 15:53 to 18:21:

  • Low Carbon Heat – Low-Carbon Heat Report – Open Innovation – We need and use a great deal of heat in the UK – we need it for heating our homes and providing hot water, as well as for cooking, catering and industrial processes. In 2008, 47% of our total final energy consumption was used for heating purposes[i]. This demand for heat, 77% of our total energy demand when transport is excluded, was met mostly through the direct burning of fossil fuels, chiefly natural gas. This presents a great challenge for the UK as we move towards drastically reducing our fossil fuel usage to meet our 2050 target of an 80% reduction in CO2 emissions. Therefore, it is imperative that we investigate and understand the options available to us for heating our homes and businesses while minimising the amount of carbon that we burn.
    This report:
    Explores the overall case for low-carbon heat, including future scenarios for low-carbon heat
    Examines the policy options which have been and are being implemented in order to progress the transition to lower-carbon heating
  • Environmental Change Institute (ECI) – Oxford University – ECI's new report, Achieving zero: delivering future-friendly buildings is to be launched by Dr Brenda Boardman at the Energy Retrofit 2012 conference in Salford on Wed 24 January 2012.
    Achieving zero provides the policy framework to ensure that all energy use in all buildings in the whole UK results in zero carbon emissions by 2050. This covers 26 million homes and 2 million business (ie non-domestic) properties.