15th August 2020 Short Course Rethinking household energy provision – getting to grips with heat pumps. Heat pumps are often advertised as ‘free heat’ as for a small amount of energy in (electricity) they can emit…Read More
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New online Zero Carbon Britain course exploring climate solutions now available. 21 to 22 July 2020
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Zero Carbon Britain: Rising to the Climate Emergency
Our latest report, Zero Carbon Britain: Rising to the Climate Emergency, is out now.
Incorporating work from the last 12 years of Zero Carbon Britain research and the latest scientific and technological developments, the report presents a technically feasible scenario showcasing a future Zero Carbon Britain using only proven technology.
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Explore sustainable solutions from your home or garden with online resources from CAT.
Whether you’re keen to use your time at home to learn more about solutions to the climate and biodiversity emergency or are looking for fun wildlife activities to keep the kids connected to nature, we’ve got lots of online resources to help.
24th August 2020 Short Course Gain the practical experience and key skills to build a tiny house all of your own. Whether you’re planning to build your own home or just want to pick up…Read More
5th September 2020 Short Course The simple art of making outdoor ovens. Join us for this practical, hands-on day where you learn the subtle arts of working with cob. Anyone can learn how to build…Read More
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Zero Carbon Britain
To tackle climate change, all emissions that can go to zero must go to zero – as rapidly as possible. CAT’s Zero Carbon Britain research shows how this can be done using technology available today.
7th August 2020 We are getting ready to welcome you back to CAT, with a range of key measures in place to help keep you and others safe during your visit. Explore the…Read More
24th July 2020 Sonya Bedford, 2018 graduate from CAT’s renewable energy MSc was recently appointed as a CAT Trustee after a recent round of trustee recruitment.Read More
22nd July 2020 David Royle has been a Sawbridgeworth Town Councillor since 2015. Before that, he worked in publishing and as an education consultant. We caught up with David after the May Zero…Read More
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