Zero Carbon Harrogate
An organisation dedicated to making Harrogate District a net zero carbon community by 2030 in order to secure a sustainable future.
Events & News
Zero Carbon Harrogate Book Club
Friday, 23 April 2021
10.00 - 11.15
Continuing to look at David Attenborough's, 'A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future'
Having Conversations About Climate Change & Eco-anxiety
Tuesday, 27 April 2021
19.30 - 21.00
This webinar will take a look at the impact that our concerns about climate change can have on our emotional stability and mental health, and highlight ways they can be addressed and limited.
A Review of ‘The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review’
"They paved paradise and put up a parking lot” is the first line from a very prescient song called “Big Yellow Taxi” from 1970 by Joni Mitchell. Back then, biodiversity loss and nature depletion were a fraction of what they are now.
Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission
Launched in March 2021, the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission is an independent advisory body set up to bring actors from the public, private and third sectors together to support and guide ambitious climate actions across the region.
Cllr Richard Cooper responds to some key environmental questions
Bauer Media News spoke with HBC Leader Richard Cooper, as part of a 'Leaders in Lockdown' news special, asking questions on how the district will recover post Covid-19 and what the hope is for the future.
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Big changes needed in the way we heat our homes
Since the dawn of mankind fire has played a crucial part in our survival, keeping us warm in the coldest of climates, but now it poses a threat to our very existence.
Over 20% of the UK’s carbon emissions come from heating our homes with natural gas (methane), oil and coal. If we are to successfully address climate change, we must find alternative, sustainable fuels.
From 2025 onwards new homes being built will no longer have gas boilers fitted but what will they use instead and what about existing properties?
With the planned growth in renewable electricity generation, it might seem reasonable for us all to move to direct electric heating but that would require an enormous increase in the national power output and a major upgrade to the supply network, resulting in very expensive energy. However, by using electricity to power air- or ground-source heat pumps we can get around four times more heat from every unit of electricity, making them very cost effective to run.
Air source heat pumps are likely to be the best option for most well insulated homes. These are installed in a box on the outside of the property, drawing in air and extracting heat from it.
UK 'has technology' for zero carbon
Eliminating greenhouse gas emissions in the UK is achievable with current technology, according to a new report.
What would carbon neutrality mean for the UK?
A quarter of Britain covered in trees, quieter roads, healthier lifestyles and holidays by high-speed rail.
“I look forward to working with Zero Carbon Harrogate to help make our town increasingly environmentally friendly.”
Andrew Jones MP for Harrogate
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