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, 21 May 2021
10.00 - 11.30
Continuing to look at David Attenborough's, 'A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future'
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.
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...
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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