Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Is THIS the Solution to Tackling Fuel Poverty?


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In the UK, Canada, USA and beyond, we are currently facing a significant housing crisis in addition to an increasing number of people living in fuel poverty. In this episode Imogen and the team went to Halton in Lancaster to talk to the Lune Valley Community Land Trust. 

Having identified the lack of housing and the poor standard of housing available in Halton, the Lune Walk Community Led Development came about. The development is made up of 13 affordable rented and 7 shared ownership homes. Each home is Passivhaus accredited and generally needs 90% less energy for heating and hot water than standard UK buildings meaning that running costs are very low helping to reduce fuel poverty for residents. 


0:00 Intro
00:12 The housing crisis
00:59 Lack of housing and fuel poverty
01:34 What is fuel poverty?
02:15 How the Lune Valley Community Land Trust came about
03:59 What is a Community Land Trust?
05:25 The role of South Lakes Housing
05:53 Why Passive Houses?
07:10 Eliminating fuel poverty
07:53 Construction of the houses
08:58 Regulatory changes and the future
09:59 Why passive houses just make sense 

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Monday, February 19, 2024

Japan Carmakers Forge Ahead With EV Investments Despite Slowdown

As reported by Bloomberg Business News, the top Japanese auto manufacturers are keeping their foot on the accelerator when it comes to investing in electric vehicles.  Many in the industry were anticipating a decline in investment and production due to the short term slump in EV sales, but the North Star for this industry has not moved.  Whether or not consumers believe in climate change, the facts remain:

1. It costs (in British Columbia, Canada) about $30 per month to power an EV. The same number of kilometers in an Internal Combustion Engined (ICE) powered car will cost about $550 in gasoline (regular - premium is more).

2. We are running out of fossil fuels.  Top climate deniers will not admit this, but we have done work for the United States DOE and have seen the raw data. 

EV sales growth is slowing (but still growing, not shrinking) and executives have said nonetheless, it shall continue to grow. While there are competing questions about other propulsion systems (like Hydrogen), Japan’s auto companies knew car buyers weren’t ready just yet to go electric as quickly as some hoped.

The customer decides the speed of electrification,” Stephen Ma, Nissan Motor Co.’s chief financial officer, said this month. “Electrification is not linear growth, a straight line. It will go up and down. But long term, it will grow.”

Read the rest of the story on Bloomberg.  

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