Drop-in sessions over 3 mornings
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AM drop-in sessions | 26-28 Jan 2021 | Register now || An ambitious strategy aiming to make Kent carbon neutral by 2050 has been agreed by Kent County Council. The Kent and Medway Energy and Low Emissions Strategy sets out key actions: eliminating poor air quality, reducing fuel poverty and delivering an affordable, clean and secure energy supply for Kent and Medway. As such, priorities in the strategy seek to ensure that future growth in planning and development demonstrably helps the county mitigate climate change. This includes tackling poor air quality; reducing carbon emissions; and ensuring a sustainable, secure and affordable energy supply, alongside supporting electric vehicles and promoting walking, cycling and public transport.
KCC Cabinet Member for Environment Susan Carey said: “This strategy gives us a big ambition for the county – a single, simple goal – to ensure that every resident, neighbourhood and business in the county takes some simple steps to care for this beautiful, productive, yet fragile part of the world. This isn’t a vague aspiration, it’s a plan of what we want to do and is separate to KCC’s own estate and operations where our plans are to be at net zero carbon by 2030. There is huge pressure for growth in our county and we need to find new ways to ensure it is good growth, protecting our environment, our economy and our health.”
Since 2010, Kent County Council has been actively reducing the emissions of its own estate. Over the last 10 years KCC’s own emissions have been reduced by 49%. This has been achieved by halving the emissions from KCC-owned vehicles, upgrading to LED streetlights, lowering business travel and making KCC buildings more energy efficient.
The detailed implementation plan is being developed and will be agreed in the autumn by the new Kent and Medway Environment Group. Kent and Medway Energy and Low Emissions Strategy Priority Actions relating to Housing Retrofit:
Priority 5: building retrofit programme
Set up a Kent and Medway net-zero buildings retrofit plan and programme for public sector, domestic and businesses.
Date & Time
January 26 2021 - January 28 2021, 09:00 - 12:00
Event partners, supporters and associations
|Day 1: 09.00-12.00hrs||Theme: What have we got to do and how are we doing?||We’ll be taking a look at current projects and programmes, and the scale of the challenge ahead. MCS will provide an analysis of current renewables take-up and offer comparison data to highlight opportunities for Kent to inspire a new generation of home-grown energy||Event programme and speakers will be announced shortly|
|Day 2: 09.00-12.00hrs||Theme: What else could we be doing?||Sharing experiences from around the UK and further afield, presenters offer insight and ideas that could be adopted by Kent to accelerate the scaling up of retrofit across the county. We’ll be exploring the fabric first approach, community engagement and the latest technology, including heat pumps||Event programme and speakers will be announced shortly|
|Day 2: 09.00-12.00hrs||Theme: What’s holding us back?||Our final morning sessions start to break down the barriers to retrofit at scale, identifying interventions, plans and policies that may be required to support the county’s zero carbon ambition. No blue-sky thinking, but solid, proven ideas for discussion and appraisal.||Event programme and speakers will be announced shortly|
Online (AM sessions on scheduled days)Interactive talks, presentations and networking, panels and Q&A, product showcases and technical workshops presented 09.00-12.00hrs over scheduled days.
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