Marlow Town Council have recently agreed to the challenge to make Marlow a carbon neutral town. But what does this mean and how big is the challenge?
In order to become carbon neutral, we first need to estimate where the sources of our carbon emissions are. In other words, what is Marlow’s Carbon Footprint?
This is very difficult to accurately assess as verified data in relation to just Marlow and its residents is not readily available. However, to put the challenge of working towards Marlow being a carbon neutral town into perspective, Marlow Energy Group have made some assumptions and propose that the overall footprint could look something like the pie chart.
One thing we can guarantee – this will not be correct! However we do feel that the emissions in each category are a reasonable estimate based on present available date.
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MEG undertook a survey of solar installations in our area and saw that there are a large number of sites; but also there is room for far more.
MEG Chairperson Patrick Brown is the co-owner of the eco-friendly Four State shops in Marlow and Henley.
MEG Secretary John Laker is a keen environmentalist and was the Managing Director of a eco-friendly packaging company for 35 years.
Ivan Cicin-Sain is the MEG Social Media Lead.
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