Energy: Buildings and Transport
Our houses could be more efficient with better insulation coupled with controlled ventilation giving more control over our usage. Our housing stock is one of the worst in Europe for leaky, badly insulated buildings. Government has recognised this and will provide, in many cases, grants to help cut energy waste, improve people’s comfort and save them money all at the same time. A well insulated property with solar panels and a heat pump will use very little precious energy with little of the pollution that fossil fuels emit. The earth is warming and the need to reverse this is now a matter of urgency.
In this category, we aim to provide links to some of the organisations and projects who are there to advise and help the public in this important field.
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Als Parker, Founding Director of Devon Energy Community Interest Company (devonenergycic.co.uk), discusses community renewable energy projects with an emphasis on community ownership and local supply
Guidance, particularly for councils, on habitat clearance taking place prior to planning application, including relevant legislation
The Devon Carbon Plan is the roadmap for how Devon will reach net-zero emissions by 2050 (at the latest). The Devon Carbon Plan outlines actions for how each sector (economy and resources, energy supply, food, land and sea, transport, and the built environment) can reach net-zero emissions by 2050.