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CAT Short courses

An in-depth introduction to CAT's latest Zero Carbon Britain research, offering a robust, evidence-based scenario that explores ways we can deliver a climate positive future, whilst also maintaining a modern lifestyle.

The course also covers how Zero Carbon Britain can be successfully used as a powerful tool for groups and individuals to inspire positive action, stimulate debate and build consensus in their communities and places of work.

The course is aimed at Local Green Groups, Transition Towns, FOE groups, CAT members, activists etc

Participants will leave with:-
• Overview of the key environmental challenges
• Long term perspective on relationship between human beings and energy
• Detailed introduction to the ZCB scenario and how it meets climate challenges
• Detailed session on energy modelling and land-use/diets
• How ZCB can offer an national perspective to local action
• Suggestions on how ZCB has been used as a tool for local groups
• Training on how to use/present ZCB.
• Exploration of zero carbon scenarios from other parts of the globe


Paul Allen B.Eng (Hons) FRSA
Paul holds an Honours degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Liverpool University.
Paul is currently CAT’s External Relations Officer, since 2006 he has led the ground-breaking Zero Carbon Britain research programme, liaising directly with key policy makers in Government, business, public sector and the devolved assemblies to disseminate the findings of the work.

Philip James
Philip currently works as ZCB research development officer. He was Energy Systems Researcher for the latest ZCB report. Having completed a doctorate studying strategies for low and zero carbon homes, Philip was keen to get involved in research looking at the energy system as a whole. He is interested in the ways we can reduce our energy demand and make it more flexible, so that we can match our energy demand with a decarbonised energy supply. As part of ZCB he has also really enjoyed researching how our future energy and land use systems might interact. .

Course starts at 6pm and ends at 3pm on the last day.
Course fee including full board accommodation:-
Waged £250, Concessions £200.

The Small is Beautiful Festival at CAT immediately follows the course (Sat 5th and Sunday 6th) and is an ideal opportunity to meet others and put what you have learnt in to practice. We are offering a FREE ticket to the festival if you attend the course and extend your stay B&B for the festival weekend for just £50 extra.

To reserve a place on one of our courses, choose one of the following options:

• Online: Click on the “Book online” button either below, or in the top right corner of the screen and follow the instructions.

• By telephone: Call the Courses Department on 01654 704 952 with your credit card details.
• By post: Firstly, call the Courses Department on 01654 704 952 to check availability and then post cheque to:

Short courses
Centre for Alternative Technology
SY20 9AZ

Please note: a £100 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.

The balance of the course fee is due two weeks before the start of the course.

Course Fees and Concessions
We offer concessions rates where stated for some courses, concessions apply to unemployed, retired or full-time students.

Our course fees include full board accommodation, tuition and materials, unless otherwise stated.

Cancellation Policy
We regret that we will make the following cancellation charges:
a) more than two weeks before the course - half the fee forfeit.
b) less than two weeks before the course - the full fee forfeit.

The deposit is non refundable in most circumstances.

However, the Centre reserves the right to cancel any courses, deposits and fees will be returned in full should this happen.

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