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Dogs at CAT

The Centre for Alternative Technology will be welcoming dogs to the eco centre from 1st April. Taking your four legged friends away on holiday is one of the joys of…

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Paul Allen to speak at ALL-ENERGY 2019

On Wednesday 15 May CAT’s Paul Allen will speak at the All-Energy exhibition in Glasgow, exploring ‘Whole energy system zero carbon transition’ as part of a session on ‘Planning Energy Transition’. All-Energy…

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CAT welcomes all-Wales plan to cut emissions, but urges greater ambition

The Welsh Government today published ‘Prosperity for All: A Low Carbon Wales’, bringing together 100 policy measures aimed at tackling climate change. CAT welcomes the publication of this plan, and…

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Power-to-gas: energy storage solutions

For a 100% renewable electricity system to work, we need reliable storage to cover days when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine. Paul Allen looks at how…

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New sustainability summer school for young people

This summer, CAT is hosting a week-long summer school for 16-18 year olds who would like to learn how to thrive in a post-carbon world. Run by sustainability summer school…

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New MSc courses starting this September

Our new postgraduate courses continue to take shape, the courses in Sustainability and Behaviour Change, Sustainability and Ecology are now fully validated by our university partner, Liverpool John Moores University, whilst…

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Zero emission cities

Tackling climate change requires radical changes to the way we live, which will mean transforming urban spaces to break free from fossil fuel dependency. Paul Chatterton looks at how cities…

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Nature in mind

Could mindfulness techniques help people to act in more environmentally friendly ways? CAT graduate Stuart Anderson shares his dissertation research.

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Learning Outside the Classroom award for CAT schools programme

CAT has been awarded an accreditation by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) for providing quality learning and enrichment experiences for visiting school groups.

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