- class="standard">Reducing the carbon footprint of the Shropshire Groundwater Scheme
The electricity used to pump water makes up almost one third of our carbon emissions. We are using innovative technology to reduce the energy consumption and emissions of the Shropshire Groundwater Scheme.
- Balancing carbon and ecology: Severn Trent Water
Sewage treatment processes already release large quantities of carbon and as treatment requirements get more challenging these emissions could increase. We are working with Severn Trent Water to see how these emissions can be reduced.
- Saving energy: staff workshops with the Energy Saving Trust
Cutting back on the energy we use lowers our carbon emissions and can save us money. As part of our Internal Environment Management programme we worked with the Energy Saving Trust to help our staff reduce their energy use at work and at home.
- Farming adaptation measures: Vale of Evesham, Worcestershire
Hotter, drier summers, and reductions in the availability of water, will pose real challenges to the agricultural sector.
- Restoring the peat: Moors for the Future
Peat landscapes, such as the upland areas of the Peak District, can help us both mitigate and adapt to climate change.
Working with others
We are part of the West Midlands Climate Change Adaptation Partnership (WMCCAP) and the East Midlands Climate Change Partnership (Climate East Midlands), working with other climate conscious organisations to help the Midlands adapt to climate change. Some of the projects we have been involved in are:Renewable energy studies
- Renewable energy capacity study (West Midlands)
- Renewable energy capacity study (East Midlands)
These reports give the evidence needed to understand renewable energy deployment potential and set appropriate local develop targets. They will help local planning authorities in develop policy to support appropriate development. The reports focus on land-based renewable electricity and heat such as wind, bioenergy, and energy from waste, and include both commercial scale renewables and micro generation.
Practical adaptation guide for businesses
For details of further partnership projects, case studies, and other climate information visit Sustainability West Midlands and Climate East Midlands.