January 2019

There was a lively discussion at the Wessex Community Energy Network (WCEN) meeting on Friday 25th January, here is a summary of some comments and ideas (including ideas from networking discussions over lunch). Linking projects and working collaboratively Jon Rattenbury (South West Energy Hub) mentioned that the Hub will be interesting in facilitating joining up similar … Continue reading January 2019

Important Climate and Economy report published on 5th September

The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate was created in 2013 to examine how the international community could achieve its development goals within the constraints imposed by climate change. It is a Davos-friendly collection of former government officials (like Mexico’s Felipe Calderón), along with experts in business and economics (like famed climate economist Nicholas Stern), funded by a … Continue reading Important Climate and Economy report published on 5th September

Joint LEP Energy Strategy

Is anyone else putting together a response to the Joint LEP's Energy strategy? http://www.somersetconsults.org.uk/consult.ti/JointLEPEnergy/consultationHome (deadline end of next week) I'm quite concerned that the current draft is proposing a model that 'selects mainly nuclear (and offshore wind) as the most cost effective technologies for the regional electricity system'. Implying an 'increase in generation equivalent to a … Continue reading Joint LEP Energy Strategy