Monthly Archives: June 2010

Low Carbon Skills for London’

June 2010:  LDA commissioned research focused on those sub-sectors that are related to the carbon reduction programme and LDA intervention. These sub-sectors generate a sales turnover of £13.5 billion, and employ around 100,000 employees. The largest of these sub-sectors sectors are the geothermal and wind energy sub-sectors. Sectors showing the greatest levels of growth are photovoltaic, wind and building technology.
Consensus view forecasts up to 2013 show that the low carbon sector as a whole is expected to grow at above average trend2. Wind energy is expected to grow at around 5% per annum; photovoltaic and biomass at over 4% per annum and recovery and recycling and waste management growing at between 2- 3% per annum. Applying these levels of growth to current employment levels suggest that London’s low carbon sector would need a further 18,000 employees by 2013. This would take employment in the sector to around 120,000 employees by 2013

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Bright future for Arcola Energy

June 2012: “A fuel cell technology business is the last thing that you might expect to find at a small, independent theatre, but Arcola Energy is full of surprises.” Daily Telegraph piece on fascinating initiative launched by the Dalston-based organisation.

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Sutton – Our Low Energy Heritage

June 2010: Our Low Energy Heritage is a project which looks at the lives of those in the London Borough of Sutton in times past and records the experiences of the older generation. This generation lived through times of shortage, when energy was less cheap and less available.

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Government’s Updated Energy Projections

June 2010: DECC’s latest Updated Energy Projections (UEP)  which analyse and project future energy use and carbon dioxide emissions in the UK . The projections – core to much of the Government’s energy policy decision-making – are based on assumptions of future economic growth, fossil fuel prices, UK population and other key variables.

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