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.