The series of events for Climate Week comes to a close tomorrow afternoon with two talks on energy at the Kingswood & Devoran Hotel on the seafront:
Climate Week: How low can we go? | Sidmouth Science Festival
This blog has considered many of these issues:
Futures Forum: Local energy can be very profitable: "Seizing the opportunity of decentralised energy generation can provide new income streams for communities and councils."
Futures Forum: "In most other countries, renewable energy projects are owned by local communities: and so there's a huge groundswell of support for them."
Futures Forum: District heating systems run on waste... from Scandanavia
Futures Forum: Community energy cooperatives: "bootstrapping the alternative economy"
Futures Forum: Balcombe: making a community self-sufficient in electricity
Futures Forum: "Energy economics are changing rapidly and so the momentum is towards decentralised, smart and flexible energy systems."
Futures Forum: Small-scale, locally-controlled power generation