We face many challenges to heat and provide power to homes and businesses. Traditionally we each control our own heating production often by use of a gas fired boiler. We believe a significant reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 production can be achieved with the installation of district biomass fuelled heating systems.
The International Energy Agency [IEA] identify a need to reduce energy consumption by 8% per year [60% per decade] to achieve sustainable levels of reduced pollution outputs. The requirement for a wide range of sustainable low-carbon energy sources has never been in greater need.
SEEN believe in the elimination of fuel poverty by implementing locally controlled low-carbon fuel sources within urban areas. We also believe farmland should be used to grow food, NOT fuel. To meet this aim we are keen to work with Local Authorities, landowners and other stake-holders to identify potential growing spaces for biofuel crops.
A huge amount of urban demolition and clearance has taken place in recent times. Sadly regeneration with the building of homes and businesses has not fully taken up these open spaces. SEEN offer a medium term solution to this problem by undertaking planting and harvesting of biomass fuel crops derelict spaces.
We are also keen to work with landowners and other stakeholders who have sites subject to trespass and vandalism or other management issues. we see these problems as opportunities for growing spaces.
Roads and railways have many possible growing spaces in need of careful management to improve safety and security.
We need to see neglected areas as possible growing spaces to reduce energy production costs and offer greater security for local low-carbon fuel sources.
Next time you are out and about, see how many potential growing spaces you see. The possibilities are endless.
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