HEFCE funding of £10 million to cut carbon emissions

The Revolving Green Fund (RGF) is open for proposals to reduce carbon emissions. There are two strands of funding both with a deadline of October 17th.
Strand 1 targets small-scale projects to improve energy efficiency and will aim to reach a broad range of institutions.
Strand 2 will make up to £3 million available for exemplary retrofit projects. These flagship initiatives will inform research, promote skills development and market growth in the relevant technologies – they must also demonstrate potential to capture and disseminate learning that will be of benefit across the higher education sector.
FAQs about the fund are available online.

2 Responses to “HEFCE funding of £10 million to cut carbon emissions”

  1. Maxime

    The most worrying is that it seems that more and more people don’t trust the media and environmental agencies anymore, all the more since the failure of the Copenhagen summit. I am currently working in carbon management company in South Africa (http://www.climateafrica.co.za/ , http://www.climatestandard.org/) and more and more people come up with stuff like “Why should we reduce our ghg emissions when volcanoes are responsible for more CO2 emissions than human activities?”. I don’t know where people hear that but i suspect anti-ecologist to be behind such statements. I did some research and volcanoes are responsible for 200 million tons of emissions whereas human activities represent 30 billion tons. I hope that the media will cover such questions more accurately, so that people become really aware of the problem.

  2. Elena Cantarello

    A month ago a friend of mine (not academic) made the same comment! Why should I care about carbon emissions when volcanoes emit more?! I thought that maybe it was because I’m the Unit leader of Carbon management here at BU (MSc in Green Economy) and he wanted to start a debate. Unfortunately not! He really does believe that volcanoes are causing more harm than we do. He said he did hear it somewhere. The problem is that he has quite a strong personality and now everybody in the club believes the same. My scientific knowledge of climate change and evidence in papers like Science did not seem to convince him. Anyhow, let’s hope this is an isolated case. I hope everything is going OK with your carbon studies. It would be nice to hear again from you to exchange some ideas. I can be contacted at ecantarello@bournemouth.ac.uk