climate action

Hockerton Housing Project with Simon Tilley

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Hockerton Housing Project with Simon Tilley
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Simon Tilley is a director and resident at Hockerton Housing project, a small sustainable housing community and host to events and sustainable services. Simon describes how the inspiring project started in 1995, its clever design, energy efficiencies and careful resource management. Click on the title for the show notes.

Green pensions

Why are pensions important? As outlined by Holly McElhone in her podcast episode, there are about £2.6 trillion invested in UK pensions.  That’s a lot of money!  This money can be invested in a myriad of organisations covering sectors such as food, IT services and housebuilding, or less desirably, tobacco, firearms and fossil fuels.  If …

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Community energy

What is community energy? Community energy refers to energy generated, owned and managed by a community for the community, or when local people group together to reduce energy consumption.  Energy generation projects focus on renewable energy, most commonly solar.  These installations are predominantly rooftop solar PV, although some organisations are developing larger ground-mounted solar farms.  …

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Earth systems and climate change with Dr James Dyke

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Earth systems and climate change with Dr James Dyke
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Dr James Dyke is Assistant Director of the Global Systems Institute at the University of Exeter. He shares his expert insight into climate change, explaining how humans have and continue to impact earth systems to the detriment of all life and the issues surrounding solutions. Click on the title for the show notes.