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Title: Cheltenham Challenging Climate Change Conference, Monday 23rd July 2007

Cheltenham Challenging Climate Change Conference,
Monday 23rd July 2007
Energy Solutions for Business
  • Pete West
  • Sustainable Energy Projects Manager
  • Severn Wye Energy Agency

Severn Wye Energy Agency
  • Severn Wye Energy Agency is an independent
    not-for-profit local Energy Agency and registered
    charity established in 1997
  • We actively promote renewable energy and energy
    efficiency, part funded by Local Authorities, the
    Energy Saving Trust, consultancy and EU projects

16,000 households given energy advice 2002-2006
and 9,000 houses insulated in Gloucestershire
National Geographic Magazine, Sept 2004 North
Pole summer ice coverage is shrinking by 9 per
The Problem- Climate Change is already happening
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Today the cost of flood and coastal defence in
the UK amounts to around 13 per person per year.
By 2080 this could increase to between 300 and
1100 per person Source- RTPI and RSPB
Planning for Climate Change
Friday 20th July 2007 2,000 people have to spend
the night in emergency rescue centres
Moreton-in- Marsh
The worst flooding in Gloucestershire in living
memory. The insurance costs of UK flooding in
June and July 2007 is estimated at more than
3billion equivalent to nearly 60 per person
Stern Review of the Economics of Climate Change
October 2006 To reduce CO2 levels to avoid the
worst impact of climate change will cost 1 of
global gross domestic product. Without action the
cost of structural, environmental and social
damage due to climate change will be between 5
and 20 of the global economy. In perspective, 1
of UK GDP represents an investment of 17 billion
per year, or 700 per UK taxpayer per year 20
of GDP will require an additional 14,000 per
year from every UK taxpayer.
Climate change is the biggest market failure of
all time
Sir Nicolas Stern, former Chief Economist at the
World Bank, also said the green challenge was
also an opportunity "for new markets, for new
jobs, new technologies, new exports where
companies, universities and social enterprises in
Britain can lead the world".
Business opportunities and challenges Saving
energy Using renewable energy
Construction sector

Usually very cost Very
little financial Building
Regulations effective
support available
to businesses.

Planning policies for

new build
(less than 5 year 5-25 year
payback payback)
Wind Low Carbon
Buildings Biomass
Programme grants Resource
Efficiency Club Biofuels (RTO)

  • Energy Survey
  • A practical way to reduce carbon emissions,
    tackle climate change and cut costs. As more and
    more businesses are discovering, the
    environmental and financial benefits of saving
    energy go hand-in-hand. By finding ways to use
    less energy you can reduce your companys carbon
    footprint, combat climate change and lower your
  • We can help you start reducing your
    companys carbon footprint with a free on-site
    energy survey.
  • Does your company qualify? We provide free
    surveys to organisations with annual energy
    bills of over 50,000. Our carbon experts will
    visit your premises to identify energy saving
    opportunities and offer practical advice on how
    to achieve them, usually in the form of a 10-step
    action plan.
  • Interest Free loans Interest-free,
    unsecured Energy-Efficiency Loans, for small and
    medium sized enterprises looking to purchase
    energy-saving equipment.
  • If you have any queries about the
    Energy-Efficiency Loans Scheme, please call us on
    0800 085 2005.

envision Business Support  Depending on your
businesses size and location you may be eligible
for subsidised business support in the from of 5
flexible days of dedicated support and high
quality advice. Prices range from 100 upwards,
depending upon the size and turnover of the
business.To find out if your organisation is
eligible click HERE.Envision provides dedicated
professional mentors, working with you to develop
a tailored programme of practical advice suiting
your business operations and needs. Envisions
flexible, step-by-step approach will fit your
time scales allowing you to move on to the next
step when your ready. An environmental audit
identifies the use of resources, energy, water,
waste disposal and transport to highlight
business improvement and cost saving
Gloucestershire Resource Efficiency
Club Environmental Business Support Programme
How the REC works
  • BREW funding provides 75 of the costs, giving
    6,000 worth of support to each company at a cost
    of 1,500
  • Other support from Business Link, Envirowise,
    Parklife and the Environment Agency
  • Managed by University of Gloucestershire with
    Severn Wye Energy Agency

Whos in the club?
Solutions to climate change- real world examples
Gussing, South East Austria, town of 4000
population in a rural county of 10,000
inhabitants. Carbon neutral in heat, electricity
and transport fuels. 1000 jobs created in
renewable energy related industries over 10 years.
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Sweden plans to be fossil fuel free by 2020. This
wood chip fuelled power plant provides heat and
electricity to a town of 20,000 people. There are
more than 100 similar biomass CHP power plants in
  • Some RE facts and figures from Germany
  • 5000 plants produce electricity from biomass
    including 3000 biogas CHP plants
  • 7.5 of total energy supply in Germany is from
    renewable energy (2006)
  • (n.b. - approx 2.5 in UK. The European Union
    binding target agreed by the Council of Ministers
    in March 2007 is 20 of all EU energy
    requirements from renewable energy by 2020)
  • Of the German 7.5 energy from renewables, 16
    is wind energy and 70 biomass.
  • Currently there are 91,900 jobs in Germany in
    the bioenergy sector.
  • Public subsidy to support 7.5 of energy from
    renewables in Germany is currently approx 16
    per person per year.

Gloucestershire Wood Fuels Ltd- Severn Wye Energy
Agency obtained a Defra grant to set up a local
wood chip supply co-operative . Any woodland
owner in the county can sell wood chip through
the co-operative. The hire of a wood chipper is
subsidised for 3 years.
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Wood chip boiler supplying district heating,
Rhone-Alpes, France
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200,000 installed cost for a 10 year old
refurbished 550kW wind turbine- sufficient to
supply average electricity requirements of 250
households. Income approx 60,000 per year.
Electrical generation 1,100,000 kWh per year.
Payback period 4 years including interest and
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Thank you for your attention ANY
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