Horizons

Our solutions tackle many of the issues outlined in the Knowledge Transfer Network Horizons toolkit either directly or indirectly (relevant KTN Horizons issues in brackets).

efa’s distributed energy projects displace greenhouse gases (1. climate change) emitted by incumbent, fossil-fuel-burning power plants (5. non-renewable resources, 9. pollution) through the development of smart energy systems retrofitted to existing building stock (7. Land use).

efa projects will make use of renewable energy (6. renewable resources) and storage solutions to provide affordable energy (23. income, 30. energy) to community members. Sustainability targets within the financial model incentivise the development of equitable investment strategies (19. equity) which improve social-welfare and offer additional value to investors and communities.

Once established, Distributed Energy Projects will enable further infrastructural growth – with pathways for the implementation of ancillary energy technologies, and socio-economic growth – by providing local communities the opportunity to deliberate on, and lead, new sustainable projects (20. resilience, 21. empathy, 24. mobility, 11. biodiversity).

“ BECAUSE I’M AN ECONOMIST,

AND I CAN TELL YOU,

VALUE IS NOT JUST PRICE. ”

 

– Mariana Mazzucato

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