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Abingdon Carbon Cutters is a Community Action Group formed to help reduce the carbon footprint of Abingdon in response to climate change, and to promote a sustainable and resilient lifestyle for our town as fossil fuel stocks decline. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at St Ethelwold's House, which is here.

At some meetings, we have guest speakers to present various topics, and at others we discuss our own personal actions to address climate change. The group has a focus on encouragement, both of one another, and of the town community.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Government Energy Plans

Some of you may have seen this already - sorry for any duplication. The government has published some new documents on energy planning. I haven't had a chance to read them yet, but they look like a more coherent look at where things might be going than we have seen before.

The first is their "first annual energy statement":
This mentions such things as smart meters, the Renewable Heat Incentive, and a lot more. It's the shorter of the two.

The other is a document showing possible "pathways" to achieve the 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. What is interesting is that it has six model scenarios, in case some things don't happen, and so sounds a lot like David MacKay has had something to do with it. It's longer - a couple of hundred pages - but you can probably get the gist from the summary material at the beginning:

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