Reducing CO2 emissions at home
I'm making a speech to the Green Alliance on 17 May.
At present the domestic sector contributes to around 27% of total CO2 emissions in the UK - from energy used in homes to provide heating, hot water, lighting and electricity for appliances.
So housing developers, planners, local authorities and energy suppliers all have their role to play in shaping people's choice - in minimising both bills and environmental impacts.
To hit a 60% reduction in CO2 emissions on 1990 levels by 2050 – the recommendation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change –a proportionate reduction of domestic emissions would mean dropping from 42.4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year in 1990 to 17 million tonnes per year in 2050.
This means thinking from the roots up about the way we all make decisions about energy consumption and energy efficiency.
I will be discussing some of the ways to get from here to there in my speech - I'd be really grateful for feedback in the meantime.
Until next week...Happy Easter!
posted on 13 April 2006 12:46
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