It’s been almost a month since the last newsletter summary from Transition Farnham. I must have been spending too much time watering the garden and the allotment!
Here are some of the things we’ve been noticing in the time since Rob Hopkins came to visit us:
- Lloyds of London have published a report warning about the (dangers and opportunities) that climate c…
- Leicester City Council has announced it is going to begin a major trial of hydrogen-powered cars
- The UN has announced it expects food prices to rise even more rapidly than expected over the next decade, cereals and vegetable oils for example rising up to 40%
- Two editions of the Low Carbon Communities Newsletter have been packed with information about reducing your energy bills and moving to lower carbon lifestyles (Here’s the other one.) There’s also been an update on how to retrofit a Victorian semi in Walthamstow.
- The Transition Network published its June newsletter.
- Siemens announced that it doesn’t like the risks associated with the current banking system, and so is setting up its own bank.
- The Desertec project to generate 15% of the electricity for Europe in the deserts of North Africa by 2050 announced that it expects power transmission to begin within 5 years.
- There have been fuel strikes in India at the same time as King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia called a halt to oil exploration, to save the hydrocarbon wealth for future generations.
- The oil gulf state of Qatar announced a national programme to become 100% self sufficient in food by 2025.
- The biggest greenhouse in Britain went into operation, and local sustainable fashion designer extraordinaire (and Transition Farnham member) Eloise Grey exhibited at Berlin Fashion Week.
And finally, we have two spare tickets available for Taming of the Shrew at Farnham Castle on Saturday 17th
Have a great, and sunny, weekend,from all of us at Transition Farnham.