What has our energy use at home got to do with climate change?

Jess Wiles Hubbub

Environmental charity Hubbub is working with Craven District Council to help residents reduce their energy consumption at home and save money this winter. Jess from the charity, explains how and why getting savvy with your energy bills can help do your bit to tackle climate change.

A huge 22% of the UK’s carbon emissions come from energy used to heat and power our homes. And while the amount of renewable energy in the energy grid is increasing all the time, there is still a big reliance on fossil fuels like oil and gas to provide this power. Fossil fuels produce carbon and greenhouse gas emissions which cause climate change and damage our communities and economy in Yorkshire, through flooding and high summer temperatures.

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Getting charged up in Craven

With the installation of three electric vehicle fast charging points at Ashfield car park in Settle underway, Craven District Council has announced it has been successful in its latest grant application to The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV). It has won new funding which means 12 more fast charging points will be installed across the district.

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A new green deal for our region

Group for Action on Leeds Bradford Airport

The Group for Action on Leeds Bradford Airport invites you to the launch of our new report: ‘A Green New Deal for Leeds City Region: GALBA’s Vision for a Sustainable Local Economy’. The launch event will be held online at 2.00pm on Friday 3 December. Please book your place by using this Eventbrite link.

The Leeds City Region is centred on the City of Leeds and covers northern parts of the former West Riding of Yorkshire. Settle, Craven District and much of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is included in the City Region.

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COP26:  Where do we go from here?

Ace co-ordinator Sarah Wiltshire has sent this letter to the Editor of the Craven Herald about the outcome of the COP26 (Conference of the Parties) held in Glasgow earlier this month. It can been seen at: https://www.cravenherald.co.uk/opinion/opinion_letters/19732327.letter-cop26/

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