Material from the Economical Environmentalist
Keeping your home warm The average home emits 4.7 tCO2 to keep warm. This sample chapter tells you about the different approaches and technologies to reduce the energy needed to keep warm and about my efforts with the builders to put these ideas into practice.
Our friends electric examines the ways we can reduce energy use by gadgets and electronics around the house, the virtue or otherwise of the green tariffs and the cost effectiveness of renewable electricity generation at the household level.
Here is a Heating emissions model I have just put on to allow you to analyse the emissions from your home and work out how you might reduce them from different energy efficiency options. It uses the same data and approach I used in my book based around the UK government's SAP methodology.
Here are slides with graphics and data from an Earthcast on 28 April 2010
The poorest 10% of households emit less than a quarter of the richest 10%. The richest 10% emit more from their flights than the poor do from all energy and transport. Emissions for different deciles of incomes. This spreadsheet uses UK Office for National Statistic data from the environmental accounts and the food and expenditure survey to calculate the emissions from transport and domestic energy use for different deciles of income.
Other miscellaneous documents and musings
A new energy infrastructure is a paper I write with the Ed Mayo the Chief Exeutive of Co-Ops UK about funding and organising community level energy production and energy efficiency. Aimed at communities, co-ops and people interested in, or wishing to influence energy policy. November 2009.
Heat pumps and CHP A short note I wrote on my view that district heating networks are superior to heat pumps for eliminating carbon emissions from warming city centres. Circulated to Decc and trade associations. April 2010