Julia Hailes MBE

" I wear many hats, but they're all green."

Energy & Climate Change

“Thanks for the excellent factsheet on carbon footprinting and labeling – it’s great work!”
Ioannis Hatzopoulos, P&G – Dec08

E for Good

In 2011, I set up E For Good, with Melinda Watson .We’re campaigning to reduce the amount of electrical waste (e-waste) as well as setting up systems to increase repair, reuse and efficient recycling. This is the focus of my work in 2012.

Hot Topics

Baby Business Campaigning Carrier bags Cleaning Communications Communities Consumers Detergents Disposables E-waste Eco-renovation Education Energy Food Government Green building Household M&S Media Nappies P&G Packaging Plastic bags Plastics Recycling Schools Supermarkets Sustainability Waste

Key projects in this area, include:

  • Supermarket Refrigeration campaign – Chilling Facts.  In 2008 I helped the Environmental Investigation launch their Chilling Facts campaign highlighting the fact that supermarkets continue to use HFC cooling gases that have a huge global warming impact – when there are technically viable alternatives.  As much as one third of the carbon footprint of a supermarket comes from the cooling gases alone – the energy used to power them is on top.  See blog on Chilling Facts campaign
  • Anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas:  In December 2006 I co-organised a chaired a seminar on biogas, pulling together the key players, so they could tell us more about what they were doing.  Since then I have visited waste and AD plants and kept up to date with with issues relating to food and other biodegradable waste.  And I have visited Biogen, one of the largest AD companies in the UK.
  • Clean Tech:  For the last three years I’ve been a judge for the overall winner of the Rushlight Awards, promoting renewable energy technologies.  In 2009, I’m also chairing the judges panel for green products and services.
  • Carbon Foot-printing & Labelling:  writing a briefing paper on carbon footprinting which I think is a good thing – and carbon labelling, which I don’t.   See link here.

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