With greenhouse gases at an 800,000 year high, HE invites you to an Open Meeting on community solar power for Hackney…
Monday 6 November from 7 to 9pm
Wilton Estate Community Hall, Green- wood Road, E8 1BE
- Generating solar power in your area or on your estate: experience of Banister House Solar Co-op
- Costs, benefits and practicalities of community solar power on housing estates, schools, etc
- Briefing on Council proposals for community energy schemes in Hackney
- Host: Debbie Mitchener, Wilton Estate TRA
What is Hackney Energy?
We are an inclusive organisation that welcomes new members who want to work co-operatively towards our aims. As a group we aim to be open and transparent and communicate clearly. We celebrate good planning and a practical but ambitious out- look.
A key aim iOS that members of Hackney Energy should feel supported by other group members and empowered to take on roles within the group, whilst also remaining accountable to the general meetings. We are about organising in our community and getting things done whilst enjoying the projects we do. We all need to take responsibility for creating a group that works in this way.
Please contact us if you would like to get involved, have time and skills to help us develop our projects, or just want learn more about community energy. We are always happy to hear from you!
Carbon emissions at 800,000-year high!
Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged at a record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800 000 years, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin.
The abrupt changes in the atmosphere witnessed in the past 70 years are without precedent. The last time there was this much carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth’s atmosphere, modern humans didn’t exist. Megatoothed sharks prowled the oceans, the world’s seas were up to 100 feet higher than they are today, and the global average surface temperature was up to 11°F warmer than it is now.
Globally averaged concentrations of CO2 reached 403.3 parts per million in 2016, up from 400.00 ppm in 2015 because of a combination of human activities and a strong El Niño event. Concentrations of CO2 are now 145% of pre-industrial (before 1750) levels, according to the Greenhouse Gas Bulletin.
Rapidly increasing atmospheric levels of CO2 and other greenhouse gases have the potential to initiate unprecedented changes in climate systems, leading to “severe ecological and economic disruptions,” said the report.
Frightening enough? See you at the HE meeting!