Feasta Energy and Climate Group – Public meeting

Date: Friday, 27th July, 7.30 pm, sharp.
Venue: Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.
An evening of presentations and discussions on the theme:

climate change, peak oil and global equity
by members of the group.

Members of the group, including those visiting from Britain for the annual meeting at Glencree, presented the latest information on the timing of the peaks in oil, gas and coal production and how this relates to the climate crisis. Other topics included a discussion on whether the EU’s target of limiting the rise in global temperatures to 2 degrees C above the pre-industrial level is …

Using Cap and Share to control transport emissions – Richard Douthwaite

Richard Douthwaite made a presentation to the ‘Emissions trading and road transport sector’ conference on 1 May at the Energy Institute in London. Similar presentations have been made to Comhar, the Irish National Sustainability Council and to the Senior Managers’ Forum of the Irish Department of Transport.

A copy of the PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded here.

Using Cap and Share to control emissions from the EU transport sector

The Feasta climate group has participated in the current review of the workings of the EU’s emissions trading system by proposing that all Europe’s transport emissions should be capped and tradable permits for the tonnage of carbon dioxide involved distributed each year to every adult EU resident. The Executive Summary is included below, or download the full document.

Envisioning a Sustainable Ireland from an Energy Availability Perspective

The team working on the Envisioning Ireland’s Energy Futures project for the Irish Environmental Protection Agency has submitted this report. Feasta will hold a one-day seminar to discuss its conclusions when the EPA publishes it in the Autumn. The strongest conclusion is the need to move to a low-carbon economy as rapidly as possible, even if this slows down economic growth. The report also anticipates the development of rural biorefineries and the re-location to the countryside of energy-intensive manufacturing so as to be close to renewable energy sources.

A detailed overview of this paper is included below, or you can …