Month: February 2020
Plant that tree, but make sure it’s the right tree in the right place
Tree planting is fast becoming a national mania as research shows that trees are a key ally in our efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
Planting without due care and attention won’t get us far though. It is all about planting the right tree in the right place for the right reasons. This was a mantra repeated often by speakers at a tree planting seminar held recently by Teignbridge District Council and the Woodland Trust for councillors and community groups.
Heathfield Power Station application unanimously rejected by Teignbridge planning committee
This morning Teignbridge District Council unanimously rejected application 19/01342/FUL for a gas fired power plant at Heathfield.
Stop the Heathfield Power Plant
Following Teignbridge District Council’s declaration of a climate emergency in April 2019, in July application 19/01342/FUL was received by Teignbridge District Council for a 2.5MW gas-fired peaking power plant at Heathfield. This application has received over 300 objections.
Subjectivity and Climate Change
In her 2016 PhD thesis, Gillian Westcott examined the part played by subjective attitudes to climate change in determining the policy and actions of local authorities in South West England.
What you can learn from Energy Performance Certificates
All domestic and commercial buildings in the UK available to rent or buy must have an Energy Performance Certificate. The Certificate provides details on the energy efficiency of a building, gives it a rating from A (very efficient) to G (inefficient), and tells you what you can do to improve that rating. It is valid for 10 years. ACT has analysed certificates since 2008