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Hermann Scheer - The Passing of a Pioneer

Fri, 15/10/2010

By Miguel Mendonca This week saw the very sad death of Dr Hermann Scheer, in many ways the father figure of German renewable energy, and a hugely influential figure worldwide. He was a fighter who seemed to relish his battles, and an inspirational, irreplaceable character. Hermann died unexpectedly on Thursday the 14th of October, aged just 66 years old. In those years he fought the fight for renewable energy in face of huge opposition, sometimes from his own party (the Social Democrats), and endlessly from the big energy companies.

New Adaptation Report Forthcoming

Tue, 12/10/2010

Climate Change Adaptation Study Finds Existing Research Inadequate

Schumacher Conference 2010: Zero Carbon Britain 2030

Mon, 25/10/2010

Another Hugely Inspiring Day from Schumacher Society and CAT"Yes We Can" was the message from The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT). They presented their recent report 'Zero Carbon Britain 2030' (ZCB) to an enthusiastic Council House audience, showing that this challenge can be met, if we make the decision to do so.

Bristol Energy Network Holds Inaugural Meeting

Tue, 12/10/2010

New Community Energy Network Formed in Bristol There are now so many community groups, organisations and people active in community energy projects in Bristol that we are forming a network. The Easton Energy Group convened the first meeting of the Bristol Energy Network on the 7th of October at Hamilton House, Stokes Croft.

Renewables Policy Under Threat

Mon, 11/10/2010

Crucial Energy Policy Decision Awaited in Spending Review The new coalition government must preserve one of the best policy tools for moving Britain towards the new economy, according to TCW advisor Miguel Mendonça.

Celebrating Climate350 - New Video

Tue, 05/10/2010

As 350.org's second global action day - 10/10/10 -  approaches, TCW looks back on the campaign activities of last year. In the run up to COP15 in December last year, TCW supported 350.org's global campaign to empower the negotiators to strike a fair and abitious deal at the Climate talks in Copengagen.We partnered with many music venues and public spaces to coordinate the staging of around 80 musical events and a number of other awareness-raising activities in Bristol.

Long Ashton’s village club to get solar panels

Tue, 05/10/2010

The Royal British Legion in Long Ashton, near Bristol, was recently awarded a grant from the government’s Low Carbon Buildings Programme (LCBP) to install 28 solar panels (5 kWp) on the village club, a community centre for the village, providing a venue for schools, businesses and community groups. The installation will provide about 15% of the building’s electricity requirements, and is the first of several projects to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.

The Converging World - part of David Cameron's delegation to India

Wed, 28/07/2010

As David Cameron and a large UK trade delegation met with their counterparts in Bangalore, India today, Bristol-based charity The Converging World represented an Indian panel to share their knowledge and experience with renewable energy deployment in India.

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