“tochallengethethinking” and your thinking on the prevailing approach to energy saving, resource use, environmental management and sustainability.  These briefings are ideal for training sessions, initiating staff discussions and debate on change.  To aid comparison with your organizational data, I have converted all the national statistics and scientific data into units we all can relate to -  gallons/litres of fuel, mph, mpg, tonnes, calories etc.  The current and planned briefings are below:-

Fundamentals – Introduction

Energy and Climate Change – understanding the global drivers. Click for description and video
Policies, Activities and their Impacts

Organisational Management

Energy & Transport – saving 50% tomorrow Click for description and video
Energy & Buildings – saving 50 % tomorrow

Procurement and Investment

Renewable Energy – Facts and Fallacies?
Specifying for Performance
Ducking out and supply chain management

Food and Farming

Climate Change the answer is Bullocks. Click here for description and video
The Food Chain – detrimental to your health ?
Obesity and Sustainability


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Current video briefing and outline of content:

Energy and Climate Change – understanding the global drivers

Energy & Climate Change Briefing
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Essential baseline understanding of the key factors for addressing  the “low carbon” economy. This briefing considers how and where we use fossil fuel energy, where it comes from and how efficiently it is used and future availability.  Global warming or Climate Change  is simply explained along with the causes.  For a sound overview of carbon footprinting and accounting, the  greenhouse gases, their sources and relative impacts on global warming that are associated with an organization’s activities are  explained in a straightforward manner.  This brief is the lead in to the subsequent briefs and how we can deliver 50% energy savings tomorrow. It should be viewed prior to all other briefings.
Duration 36 mins.

Energy & Transport – Saving 50% today

Sustainability Expert Dave Stanley presentation
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This briefing follows from “Energy & Climate Change understanding the global drivers” and reviews the use and management of all four transport modes . Road, Trains, Boats and Planes + infrastructure issues are then compared and reviewed.
Each mode is assessed for the opportunities for performance improvement at the management, organizational, and personal level (where relevant!) to deliver a 50% saving in energy and hence costs. Specific measures are identified.
There is a bit of basic physics and some number crunching. There are insights and facts here for everyone with an interest in being more efficient, saving money, and better informed on transport issues.
Included is a fuel efficient approach into Heathrow from the cockpit of a Boeing777.
Policymakers, managers and individuals are challenged over how we use transport. The options, whether you agree or not, should challenge the thinking of you and your organization to consider the opportunities to deliver savings of 50% + a potential cultural shift that should enhance organizational competitiveness!
Again, there is a lot to debate and discuss on transport.
Duration 62 mins.
Big issue – Briefing is readily split into two parts, that largely reflect the energy use, to Part 1 – Introduction, Efficiency, Road & Part 2 – Trains, Boats, Planes and Action.

Climate Change the answer is Bullocks

Climate Change - Bullocks
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A comprehensive review of the impact of beef, cattle, methane and Climate Change.
This in depth briefing raises challenges to all who have an interest in beef, livestock, land management or the environment. Farmers, livestock & food producers, consumers, land managers, soil scientists and policy makers should find issues for discussion.
Intensive and extensive cattle rearing systems are compared and the apparent higher Climate Change impacts of the latter is explored. The validity of Kyoto/ IPCC greenhouse gas emissions calculations is challenged.
The historic trends in cattle/ruminant numbers in UK and America are examined and found to be largely irrelevant. The underlying issue of soil management is identified as the significant factor. The deeper impact of nitrogen fertilisers is raised.
For the consumer, overseas sourcing and how to reduce the energy cost of beef by 50% is explained – along with other benefits including offsetting Climate Change.
The natural carbon cycle & nitrogen cycle, and the critical function of grassland to offset global fossil fuel emissions is outlined.
The importance of grazing cattle and their “waste” in maintaining and enhancing biodiversity and farmland birds is demonstrated.
Contrary to reported trends, a 10 year analysis of the grassland soils reveals an increase in carbon sequestration that is significantly higher than generally accepted norms – factors are discussed.
Soil carbon (SOC) and soil organic matter (SOM) are explained and its critical function in enhancing soil fertility and increasing crop yields (20%?) explored – indicating that there is a very large CO2 bill that is not currently being set against cereals and cattle feed.
Grass or Pasture Fed livestock are found to have a significant impact on Climate Change, but concludes that the policy focus should be on an integrated approach to the carbon cycle and soil management.
NB.Your inputs, or amendments, that would further discussion and increase the understanding of this complex, but important topic would be welcomed.
The causes of Climate Change, the sources and global warming potential of greenhouse gases are explained in the briefing “Energy & Climate Change – understanding the global drivers”
Duration 56 mins
The topic – “Cattle Grassland, Carbon sequestration and soil fertility” commences at 24 mins – briefing may be split at this point and remaining viewed subsequently. Note streaming limits.

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12 Questions on Energy & Climate Change You Should Know The Answers To

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The briefings constructed and led by:-
Dave Stanley
Director – e3.
Fellow Institute Environmental Management and Assessment.
Chartered Environmentalist. Certified Environmental Auditor.

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