The Surrey Climate Commission was officially launched in June 2019, formed from a collaboration of organisations including Surrey University, Surrey Chambers of Commerce, Siemens, World Wildlife Fund and Surrey Wildlife Trust.
Surrey Climate Commission have provided a letter of support to a consortium called GasNetNew, comprising of experts from the University of Surrey, Nottingham, Loughborough, and Birmingham. The Consortium are applying to the The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, EPSRC to fund a project that will investigate possibilities for using the existing gas network to supply innovative low-carbon heating/cooling solutions to homes and businesses in the UK.
Dorking Climate Emergency Group have put this useful summary together of how UK Energy has changed dramatically over the last 50 years
and what are the implications for the next 10, not only in where we source our energy but in how we must change consumption habits.
See Report below
Paul Street, MD of Environmental Consultancy 2 Sustain and member of our Energy and Buildings Working Group
has produced a snappy one-page info graphic of where the carbon emissions are in Surrey.
At a glance we can now see where the major challenges are
See below for full graphic.
The Commission have developed a Readiness Assessment that allows us to assess how ready certain climate saving activities/projects are
when measured against important criteria, such as Technical Capacity, availability of Policy, Financial and Community Readiness, and its ability
to be delivered. Adopting a process that has been successfully used by Leeds Climate Commission the Assessment
uses a traffic light and scoring system to measure readiness. This will not only help identify those sectors that are ready for project development and funding
"The Surrey Climate Commission fills a crucial gap between national and local efforts to accelerate the scale and pace of action to address climate change."