Speaking at an event on delivering heat networks in Parliament today, ACE Director Joanne Wade made reference to a remarkably pertinent speech on energy given by David Cameron to the Local Government Association in 2006 (thanks to Electrical Review's Gossage column in its Jan/Feb 2016 edition).
He concluded at the time: "The future of energy is not top-down, it's not centralised - it's bottom-up and decentralised."
On the same day that official figures reveal that last winter’s Excess Winter Deaths were at their highest level for 15 years, ACE has described as ‘scandalous’ the Chancellor’s announcement of a 42% cut in the help available to households living in dangerously cold homes. They have also expressed disappointment that, despite allocating £100 billion for infrastructure projects, Mr Osborne has chosen to spend not one penny of this pot to make the UK housing stock more energy efficient.
Our second in a series of area-based energy efficiency reports covers North Cornwall constituency. We spoke to local energy efficiency practitioners, and investigated national datasets that are detailed enough to tell us something about the area. We aimed to raise awareness of the benefits energy efficiency can bring locally, the hard work involved to achieve them, and the opportunities and challenges that still remain in North Cornwall. We're pleased to have seen the Western Morning News and Business Cornwall cover it.