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

The planet is in crisis - from climate change to the pollution in our oceans and devastation of our forests. It's up to all of us to fix it. Take your first step with the WWF’s environmental footprint calculator.

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MEG Solar Survey 2022

MEG undertook a survey of solar installations in our area and saw that there were a large number of sites; but also there is room for far more.

Workplace CO2 Reduction

MEG have produced a Useful Guide on what companies, clubs, churches  and organisations can do to reduce their CO2 emissions:

Homes and Schools CO2 Reduction Top Tips

MEG have produced a Useful Guide on what individuals and schools can do to reduce their CO2 emissions:


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.

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 Doctor

(Bucks council’s Domestic Resource Efficiency Service)

 Bucks council have funding to assist low-income homes in becoming more energy efficient.  If you meet the eligibility criteria on their page here , then you can make a phone call to Better Housing Better Health (details on the link) and they will arrange to meet you at your home, give advice on energy saving behaviours, have a look to see if you are being charged fairly and correctly for your energy, or could be on a better tariff, see whether you qualify to apply for any current grants or schemes such as Great British Insulation Scheme (formerly ECO+) and provide and install free of charge, their LCERRES -  lowcost easy retrofit resource efficiency measures, such as reflective panels behind radiators, draught-proofing, cylinder lagging, secondary glazing film and LED light bulbs.

Directors and Officers of MEG

Director - John Laker

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

Director & Secretary - Jane Mann

Jane is a long time Green Activist and a local author

Director & Treasurer - Edward Mace

Edward Mace

Director - Trevor Farnfield


Director - Martin Fry


Social Media - Ivan Cicin-Sain

Ivan is the Social Media Lead.

Director - Andy Milsted


MEG are looking for volunteers



MEG will send invites to our regular online events and keep you informed of all the work we have planned; including opportunities for you to get involved and support.

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