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18:00 - 19:30 20 January 2011

The ingredients of a zero carbon – Zero waste city: evolving a ZEDquarter with examples from the ZED factory


G08 Roberts Building | Roberts Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Bill Dunster, Managing Director, ZEDfactory Ltd

Global oil demand now exceeds supply, gas is running down and even toxic nuclear raw material has a 20 year supply. The UK has gone from being 2 million in 1700 to a population of 60 million and we import 70% of our food. This food comes from countries that will lose their surplus agricultural productivity as climate change accelerates. We cannot afford to lose any greenfield sites to urban expansion - it will become increasingly important to grow locally produced food without oil based fertiliser. Even if we build every wind farm and tidal barrage ever proposed, we could never meet our current energy demand from renewable energy sources.

Bill Dunster argues that if we reduce demand by 70% this target becomes possible, by working within the sensible limits of renewable energy stocks available within our national boundaries we give every UK citizen their fair quota.


Marianne Knight
+44 (0)20 7679 0534 | Marianne.knight@ucl.ac.uk


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