Britain can be Zero Carbon by 2030
14 Sep 2010
Zero Carbon Britain 2030 report with input from universities, research bodies and industry offers a comprehensive energy strategy without the use of nuclear power
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Britain could eliminate greenhouse gas emissions in 20 years, creating thousands of new jobs, regaining energy security and developing a more equitable society, says the latest report to come from the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT).
Zero Carbon Britain 2030 includes input from universities, research bodies and industry, and offers a comprehensive energy strategy without the use of nuclear power. An integrated approach to power-down (reduce energy wastage) and power-up (deploy renewable technologies) is combined with lifestyle and land-use changes. It proposes measures such as: a switch to electric vehicles; mass insulation of the country’s housing; and growing most of Britain’s food domestically.
The report provides a national framework within which communities can build their own approaches for reducing emissions, joining ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’ thinking. It also explores policy options for international collaboration.
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