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Climate Action 2007-2008

A reappraisal of

A reappraisal of infrastructure to drive the renewables revolution The solutions to climate change already exist. The science is looking bleaker by the day. So how, asks the UK’s largest renewable energy trade association, can technological solutions to climate change be better mobilised – and quickly? ENERGY 142 A NEW INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE OLDEST ENERGY If these advances in renewables are to be captured and accelerated, it is essential that our energy systems stand at the ready to incorporate them. VISIT: WWW.CLIMATEACTIONPROGRAMME.ORG

Figure 1: Centralised energy – yesterday’s technologies. If we are to unleash the promise of a renewables revolution we need to focus far greater political and professional interest on the infrastructure beyond new generation technologies. A MOVE AWAY FROM CENTRALISED POWER SYSTEMS A CHANGE TO THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT ENERGY 143 VISIT: WWW.CLIMATEACTIONPROGRAMME.ORG