Â Low Carbon Initiatives
Reducing our carbon emissions to achieve a stabilisation level of atmospheric CO2 equivalent of 350 parts per million in order to have a fair chance of avoiding runaway climate change is the great imperative of our time. This, with Peak Oil, is one of the foundations of the Transition movement’s task of visioning and planning local Energy Descent Action Plans or Pathways, since carbon emissions are largely a function of energy use.
This is recognised in increasing numbers of government schemes and funds. This page is TTB’s home for working with those schemes and for generating our own.
TTB’s emerging plan is to bid for Low Carbon Communities Challenge Funding
Lambeth Low Carbon Zone
Lambeth press release
LCZ first steering meeting notesÂ Â from the first LCZ steering group meeting with context for TTB’s Low Carbon Communities Challenge funding application
Low Carbon Communities Challenge Fund
TTB is applying for this exciting opportunity. We will be writing the bid collaboratively online. The form is viewable here. Please email with LOW CARBON in the subject box if you would like to get involved in the working group that will be developing partnerships and exporing opportunites.
A short synopsis of the position so far:
- Lambeth Council will be putting in their own application for insulating Loughborough Estate in the Second Phase.
- DECC advised that a joint submission would be strongest although it seems Lambeth are already locked in to the above project and there are TTB people who have other proposal ideas
- Project proposals floated so far include a Low Carbon Advice Centre in the old public conveniences in Windrush Square and a Reuse centre. We have planned an Open Space Meeting for TTB and the Brixton Community in mid November to generate and develop ideas and consolidate a strong application proposal. Community engagement is a strong emphasis within the application requirements.
- For the Second Phase the inital application form does not require too much detail on the actual project plan, allowing time for its further development after 30 December 2009 – a further funding part of the application has to be submitted within the 2010-2011 financial year.
- The funding has to be spent by March 2011 and is for capital expenditure (10% project management).
Lambeth (internal) Carbon Reduction Programme