LOW CARBON LYMM AIMS TO HELP LOCAL RESIDENTS REDUCE THEIR CARBON IMPACT AND SAVE ON ENERGY COSTS
Recent reports of the rise in carbon dioxide emissions reaching 400 ppm (particles per million), the highest throughout human history, has prompted members of Low Carbon Lymm to focus on how to help local residents cut their carbon footprint and save money.
Scientist, Professor Sir Brian Hoskins of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College London, said a greater sense of urgency about tackling climate change is needed.
“Before we started influencing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, over the last million years it went between about 180 and 280 parts per million,” he said.
“Now, since the Industrial Revolution and more in the last 50 years, we’ve taken that level up by more than 40% to a level of 400 and that hasn’t been seen on this planet for probably four million years.”
So what can Low Carbon Lymm do to help local people? ECO funding could be one of the answers.
What is ECO? It’s the “Big 6” Energy Company Obligation and is divided into three parts: Affordable Warmth; Carbon Saving and Carbon Saving for Communities. More information can be found on the Energy Saving Trust website or by contacting Low Carbon Lymm.
One of the aims of ECO is to assist people to insulate solid walled properties (internal and external wall insulation) and those with hard to treat cavity walls.
Richard Pearce, who has been leading the Low Carbon Lymm Green Deal Project, said “From the assessments undertaken in the Green Deal project we know there are properties in Lymm which would benefit from this type of insulation – ECO funding or the Green Deal may be one way forward”
For more information on ECO or the Green Deal email: firstname.lastname@example.org