Have your say on climate change

RESIDENTS and businesses in York will be able to have their say on how the city can tackle the climate change issue over the summer.

The city is aiming to cut its CO2 emissions by 40 per cent over the next decade and double that reduction by 2050, with the debate now set to be opened up to the public by City of York Council.

Together with the local strategic partnership Without Walls, the authority has created two documents looking at the city’s ambitions to deal with climate change and how it can achieve its aims, with people being invited to give their views on the proposals in the Climate Change Framework and Climate Change Action Plan from next month.

Among the areas the documents focus on are sustainable homes and buildings, energy use, waste management and transport, as well as how to live low-carbon lifestyles and the way York’s infrastructure, services, homes and businesses will have to adapt to the shifting climate.

Opinions, which will be used to shape the final framework and action plan before they come into force in autumn, can be aired by logging on to www.york.gov.uk/consultation/

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10:15am Tue 29 Jun 10

douglas craig says...

Yes York is going to make all the difference. Shanghai etc are irrelevant to global warming aside from York. Yet another consultation waste of money.
Yes York is going to make all the difference. Shanghai etc are irrelevant to global warming aside from York. Yet another consultation waste of money. douglas craig

10:32am Tue 29 Jun 10

hifive says...

Seems sensible to me! Yes, there's countries and cities in a worse state, but that's no reason to do nothing! And saving carbon means saving money so there's definitely a mutual interest as far as I'm concerned. I don't see what harm it can do. Also, each council has carbon emission targets - ignoring them means we'll get fined so we'll waste much more money along the way if we do naff all.
Seems sensible to me! Yes, there's countries and cities in a worse state, but that's no reason to do nothing! And saving carbon means saving money so there's definitely a mutual interest as far as I'm concerned. I don't see what harm it can do. Also, each council has carbon emission targets - ignoring them means we'll get fined so we'll waste much more money along the way if we do naff all. hifive

11:33am Tue 29 Jun 10

dobermanmacleod says...

World-wide carbon emissions are expected to increase over 50% in the next twenty years. A city cutting their emissions drastically is a waste of money, because it makes no difference. Instead, I suggest advocating for a cheap clean and abundant new energy technology that would force the market to give up dirty energy for purely economic reasons. BlackLight Power seems to onto something: a method of consuming hydrogen that yields way more energy than it takes to separate the H from H2O. Sorry to be derogatory, but who cares whether York cuts their emissions - it is like spitting in the ocean. Instead, make your voice count and suggest a viable feasible alternative for the world - that will really make a difference! dobermanmacleod@gmai
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World-wide carbon emissions are expected to increase over 50% in the next twenty years. A city cutting their emissions drastically is a waste of money, because it makes no difference. Instead, I suggest advocating for a cheap clean and abundant new energy technology that would force the market to give up dirty energy for purely economic reasons. BlackLight Power seems to onto something: a method of consuming hydrogen that yields way more energy than it takes to separate the H from H2O. Sorry to be derogatory, but who cares whether York cuts their emissions - it is like spitting in the ocean. Instead, make your voice count and suggest a viable feasible alternative for the world - that will really make a difference! dobermanmacleod@gmai l.com dobermanmacleod

1:13pm Tue 29 Jun 10

hifive says...

What about the individual though? I'd like a renewable technology so that I can save energy and money. Statistically, that might not make any difference to the bigger picture, but I'll certainly be happy with cheaper bills and a potential payment for what I generate....
York does matter because as I already pointed out, we'll be fined for not meeting our carbon emission targets. I live and work here and don't want this to be reflected in a hike to my council tax. No brainer....
What about the individual though? I'd like a renewable technology so that I can save energy and money. Statistically, that might not make any difference to the bigger picture, but I'll certainly be happy with cheaper bills and a potential payment for what I generate.... York does matter because as I already pointed out, we'll be fined for not meeting our carbon emission targets. I live and work here and don't want this to be reflected in a hike to my council tax. No brainer.... hifive

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