Tag Archives: carbon footprint

Trams, solar panels and enlightened self interest in Nottingham

nottingham-tram-006This post is by Councillor Graham Chapman, deputy leader of Nottingham Council. A longer version will appear in the Spring issue of Green Alliance’s journal, Inside Track

Two to three times a week I cycle to work, not primarily to reduce my carbon footprint but because it helps me to keep fit and saves money. I have solar panels on my house because the financial rate of return is far higher than I get in a savings account. I am also pleased that a by-product of these two acts is a reduction in my carbon footprint. Read more

Why local consumption-based carbon accounting is good for policy

This is a guest post is by Warren Hatter who advises on local low carbon policy and the use of behavioural insights. 

When DECC published a report on consumption-based emissions reporting last week, the local perspective was only hinted at. But it jumped out at me during the evidence sessions that, in the absence of a localist (or at least pro-local governance) voice, the opportunity this presents for local areas could be lost.

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