Futures Forum: Zero coal in the UK
Futures Forum: Peak Oil Demand
Perhaps we need to look closer at how much energy we use and try to bring it down a bit.
In Germany, the 'transformation' has not only been about reducing reliance on big energy - but also about reducing the huge amount of energy which is lost through buildings:
Futures Forum: “Energiewende” – energy transformation... reducing dependence on fossil fuels and changing the role of the large traditional utilities.
The Energy Transition in German homes
Germany has set itself the target of making its building stock virtually climate-neutral by 2050. This means improving energy efficiency in buildings as well as using a greater proportion of renewable energy for heating and hot water.
The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is supporting the work to make buildings sustainable through a whole range of different funding programmes.
This was the focus of today's Costing the Earth on Radio 4:
Insulation for the Nation
BBC Radio 4 - Costing the Earth, Insulation for the Nation