Marlow’s Carbon Footprint

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.

Marlow’s Environmental performance index can be reviewed here.

Calculate your personal environmental impact

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MEG Solar Survey 2021

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.

CO2 Reduction Top Tips

MEG have produced a Useful Guide on what individuals / orgnisations can to reduce their impact:

Retro-fitting a House to reduce emissions

Costs and benefits of retro-fitting houses to reduce heat loss.

Dr Robin Russell-Jones; Marlow Energy Group. 2020

Energy

Dr Robin Russell-Jones; Marlow Energy Group. May 2020

Energy is a major contributor to carbon emissions. Measures to reduce emissions are best considered under 3 Basic Divisions: Save, Supply and Store.

Chair - John Laker

MEG Chairperson

John is a keen environmentalist and was the Managing Director of a eco-friendly packaging company for 35 years.

Secretary - Jane Mann

Jane is a long time Green Activist and a local author

Treasurer - Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown is the co-owner of the eco-friendly Four State shops in Marlow and Henley.

Website - Ian Coggan

A Chartered Electrical Engineer with a passion for lower carbon and community energy.

Social Media - Ivan Cicin-Sain

Ivan is the MEG Social Media Lead.

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