Resilience is the Cabinet Office approved idea that all the regulators, including Ofwat, are having to come to terms with. The original Cabinet Office definitions looked rather like versions of sustainability repackaged http://cmscoms.com/?p=1684 . On a more pragmatic note the challenges of major events like the floods of 2007 and storms and floods of 2014 […]

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http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/02/apollo-programme-for-clean-energy-needed-to-tackle-climate-change A plan to tackle climate change by emulating the race to put a man on the moon is aiming to channel billions of dollars in research that will give renewable energy commercial lift off. The Global Apollo Programme aims to make the cost of clean electricity lower than that from coal-fired power stations across […]

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Tectonic shifts – NEF Blog This issue contains Growth of renewables Sir David King ‘Apollo’ call on why Government support is still needed Norway’s decision to divest $900bn from fossil fuels The ex Shell chairman’s statement the divestment is a rational decision Sign on here: http://www.neweconomics.org/page/s/sign-up-to-energy-crunch DECC budget details show limited scope for cuts – […]

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DECC   Planning consent has been given for construction of the world’s first tidal lagoon, in a boost to moving towards a low carbon, home grown energy mix. If built, turbines in the proposed six-mile horseshoe shaped sea wall around Swansea Bay in Wales could generate around 500GWh per year of low carbon electricity. Separately from […]

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