Sunday, 31 March 2019
That represents a massive change in the way we live and think. What's more, we need to start as soon as possible. So, where to start? What are the easy wins?
In this blog we look at the easiest option by far - changing your electricity supply to 100% renewable. All you need to do is select one of the suppliers below, who are the 14 UK suppliers who currently offer an entirely renewable tariff.
On Scilly the average house uses about 6700 kWh (units) of electricity per year (Reference). To translate this to carbon emitted, this depends on the amount of renewable electricity in your tariff:
100% renewable 0.63 tonnes CO2/year
21% renewable 2.49 tonnes CO2/year
12% renewable 2.70 tonnes CO2/year
(Ref: Farm Carbon Calculator)
The average UK carbon footprint per person is 9.1 tonnes CO2/person/year (Reference), so a standard electricity supply (based on an average of 2.1 people per house) will mean a roughly 10% reduction in carbon emissions - immediately.
How much will it cost?
The simple answer is - not much; in fact you may be saving money!
The table below shows the costs (pence per kWh and annual standing charges) for different renewable tariffs. This can also be compared to the EDF and SSE standard (low renewable %) tariffs.
Switching energy suppliers should be a straightforward process.
It really centres around how much the company is investing in its own renewables, and what the companies' core ethics are.
However, in carbon terms, renewable is renewable!
In summary, changing to a renewable electricity supply is the quickest way to cutting 10% off your carbon emissions, often with very little - if any extra cost. So what are you waiting for?!
Monday, 3 September 2018
Monday, 5 March 2018
If you would like to get involved or find out more, please email Jonathan Smith email@example.com or find Transition Scilly on Facebook and leave a message.
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Following input from the community at last week's meeting, Transition Scilly will concentrate on these projects in 2018:
Improving the management of the Orchard
Increasing the number of people visiting
Improve amenities for the Orchard
Increase the reach of the orchard to include fruit trees in gardens that people need help pruning/planting/harvesting
Celebrate key points in the orchard year
Provide easily accessible advice on orchard management
Support measures to reduce plastic waste
Look at opportunities to turn waste in to resources, especially waste wood
Raise awareness of water issues on Scilly
Look at the feasibility of water fountains in public places
Encourage the creation of a car club for locals on St Mary's using electric vehicles run on low carbon electricity
Outreach and engagement
Increase the number of articles in local magazines/papers and on websites
Improve communication, including a redesigned and updated website
Engage with and provide representation to key documents, such as the Local Plan
Celebrate the achievements of all community groups and voluntary work
If you would like to get involved in some of these projects please get in touch on Facebook, send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or just look out for more news about upcoming projects and events.
Our thanks to those people that turned out last week and to the Scillonian Club for hosting us.
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Trenoweth on St Mary's. It's been a very productive year and the whole
site has looked great. Here's to a great 2018!
We hope to see new and familiar faces, discuss what we've done and welcome new ideas and enthusiasm! If you can't make the meeting but would like to get involved, have questions or suggestion please email email@example.com
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
Trenoweth to celebrate the apple blossom and the start of a new growing
season. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the orchard, sample some
of last year's apple juice and find out more about this wonderful orchard.
It runs between 12 and 2pm and is free of charge - just bring yourselves
and a picnic.
To get to the Orchard, go past the Wildlife Trust offices at Trenoweth,
towards Innisidgen. Go under the pines, then turn right on the track
that goes downhill. There's a field of vines on your left, then the next
one is the Orchard. Please try and walk or cycle up if possible.
Sunday, 12 October 2014
everyone on Scilly, where we have our heads down just concentrating on
Anyway, this is just a note to say that we're intending to hold a series
of work parties up at the Community Orchard at Trenoweth. There are also
some other ideas for events and activities in the pipeline this
The best place to check for updates is our Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/transition.scilly, where we post relevant
information and interesting links to other sites.