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November 2020 Newsletter
We need a bolder Ten Point Plan than the one we have been offered
Earlier this month Boris Johnson unveiled his Government’s Ten Point Plan – a road map outlining the steps which the UK must take over the next decade in order to achieve net zero carbon emissions.

While there are some positive proposals, we believe that there are several absolutely crucial oversights that will undermine the whole initiative, and that the plan is not nearly ambitious enough to realistically avert global heating of greater than 1.5 degrees.

For this reason, BHESCo have drawn up our own Alternative Ten Point Plan recommending a clear pathway to net zero by 2030 that is rooted in proven technologies and does not rely on fanciful technological wizardry.

BHESCo's Alternative Ten Point Plan calls for:
  • The modernisation of the electricity distribution network
  • The reintroduction of support for solar power
  • A revolution in the way we heat our buildings
  • The removal of barriers to onshore wind power
  • An end to all development of new nuclear power
  • The implementation of a long-term energy efficiency improvement strategy
  • The introduction of a Green Finance package funded by the ‘Polluter Pays’ principle
  • An overhaul of the way that heat is delivered to our homes and businesses
  • Full accounting of all the UK’s ‘imported carbon emissions’
  • The amplification of natural ‘carbon capture and storage’ systems
We must implement a plan of action to train thousands of new apprentices, provide thousands of new jobs in the green economy, and create the market conditions that will enable this plan to succeed and our society to recover from the impact of the pandemic.

When communities work co-operatively and with a shared singular vision that includes and benefits everybody, there is no limit to what we can achieve.
 
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In Other News...
 
EVENT - Housing, energy and affordability: how can we act in times of crisis?
Join BHESCo founder and CEO Kayla Ente alongside panelists including Brighton MP Caroline Lucas, Councillor Siriol Hugh-Jones, Dr Donal Brown and Dr Marie-Claire Brisbois of Sussex Energy Group plus many others for this free online event discussing how institutions such as universities, local councils and national government should act to overcome the multiple crises we face. Register for event...

Success for Alistair Fleming Design Ltd
Our friends at Alistair Fleming Design Limited have been awarded a Highly Commended certificate from the Sussex Heritage Awards. BHESCo are very proud to have designed the low-carbon heating system for their showroom on Lewes High Street which they took over in early 2019.

Great steps towards a ban on fracking in the UK
A new clause has been added to the Environment Bill which would prevent the Oil and Gas Authority from being able to provide licences for hydraulic fracturing, exploration or acidification, and would revoke current licences after a brief period to wind down activity. Read more...

Brighton & Hove Community Land Trust Share Offer
Our fellow local co-op the Brighton and Hove Community Land Trust are raising funds to enable them to purchase their first property, which they will lease to one of their community-led housing groups: SEASALT, a student housing co-operative. You can read more about the share offer on Ethex.
 
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