The recent transfer of public health services from primary care trusts to local authorities in England provides an opportunity for different professions to come together, and address the problems that climate change presents both to our health and our quality of life.
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Resurrecting an old technology has enabled communities in Wales to chip away at a massive global problem – and provide an innovative means to regenerate otherwise isolated local communities.
Our ask to banks is simple: commit to stopping your support of oil, gas, coal and fracking developments. If you don’t divest, we will leave you.
In a bold bid to uncover an alternative to what I believe is the current failed model of economic growth, I am joining UCL this summer to launch the world’s first Global Prosperity Institute to try to tackle this issue.
Where Bristol lays out its vision as ‘a city where everyone has access to sufficient, affordable low-carbon energy, with active communities across the city generating and managing a significant amount of their energy need’, DECC’s vision remains somewhat opaque.
Woking, Stoke-on-Trent and Haringey are just three of the local authorities taking charge of their own energy supplies
It’s the ‘leg up’ the sector needed to redistribute the FIT income streams back to the community and the third sector – where it is originally sourced – instead of going to the very few.
Wadebridge, a small town in Cornwall, is going ‘back to the future’, localising its energy supply and, in doing so, re-building its local economy
Rising fuel prices and climate change are pushing energy to the top of the agenda, and local government is taking steps towards self-sufficiency. Which councils are leading the way towards localised energy production?
Broad community ownership of renewable energy in particular could go some way to transforming the distribution of wealth in the UK, since some of the poorest areas have some of the best renewable energy resources.