Mr Southall and Mr Jones were back at the houses of Parliament (as you do) as guests of the Ashden Award yesterday. The Rt Hon Zac Goldsmith was sponsoring the event with Ashden to show case the work that some of the 170 winners of the over the last 14 years have and are doing. (amazing stuff and it’s some big numbers. Ashden). Ed Davey the secretary of state for the environment had the key-note speech gave the National Trust a glowing report card on our energy efficiency work and we found yesterday evening is a big fan of water source heat pumps. So much so he cut his speech short to mention Plas Newydd’s marine source heat pump. The Founder of the Ashden Awards Sarah Butler-Sloss gave a personal account of her journey to initiate the awards and how the awards winners have to date helped over 45 million people round the world.
On a personal note Paul and I still take part in the Ashden network events. It’s like an ideas cauldron. The art of the possible is the key thread. So many people want to make a difference and don’t complain about the problems around us but are rolling their sleeves up and doing something about it!