Zero Carbon Britain
13 Oct 2010
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This year’s Bristol Schumacher Conference — on Saturday, October 16, 10–5.30, Bristol Council House — is one of the most crucial in the 33 year history of the Schumacher Lectures. It brings together major players in what could be the biggest opportunity facing this country: to become global leaders in the planetπs most promising new industry ≠ renewable energy — and to vastly reduce our carbon footprint. It plays to our strengths ≠ not only our countryπs vast renewable resources, but also the generations of skills and experience in engineering and innovation. The collective decisions we make in the next decade will shape the coming century; it is vital society understands all its available options. Most people have almost no idea just how well endowed Britain is with renewable energy or that, as the Centre for Alternative Technologyπs new report shows, a zero carbon Britain is actually possible. The purpose of the 2010 Schumacher Conference is to open our eyes to these very real possibilities.
“Zero Carbon Britain 2030 shows how the right mix of wind power, hydro, solar, biomass — plus an intelligent grid to manage demand — can ‘keep the lights on’ and supply the energy the country needs≠ with major win-wins across the economy.” Paul Allen, External Relations Director CAT
The keynote speakers are three leaders in the field
Jacqueline McGlade– European Environment Agency, Brussels
Juliet Davenport– CEO of Good Energy
Peter Harper– Head of research and innovation at the Centre for Alternative Technology and author of Zerocarbonbritain2030
They≠ and an audience of 500 people ≠ will also join in a series of workshops led by leading organisations in the field such as 10:10, CAT, Transition Towns etc.
Zero Carbon Britain is presented by the Schumacher Society, Bristol, in
partnership with the Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth
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