2011-03-03 23:01:56My 2050
Paul D

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The UKs Department of Energy and Climate Change has just launched a new tool/game/widget thingy about cutting carbon emissions:

http://my2050.decc.gov.uk/

I have no problems having the temp at home down to 17 or 16 degrees. It used to be normal to wear more clothes in the winter!

(Added: what realy annoys me about these projects, is the overblown graphics that make the interface clunk, on my computer the sliders are really annoying).

2011-03-03 23:13:36
Paul D

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My plan managed to get it down to 16%.

But then I have high expectations of people, especially regarding transport.

2011-03-03 23:21:24
Paul D

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If I ruled the world:

http://my2050.decc.gov.uk/?shared=true&user=&percent=20&s=12101321233033

I think other members should have a go. Then we can have a big argument!

2011-03-04 04:36:46
perseus

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I think they should focus on convincing people to simply shut the windows in cold weather!  For some reason people think they need open windows for fresh air, then turn the heat up.

2011-03-04 05:21:19
Paul D

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The main issue regarding ventelation is water vapour/condensation, which can lead to mould problems.
The difficult thing is getting the water out of the home and keeping the heat in!

2011-03-04 05:41:45
Paul D

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More sophisticated calculator:

http://2050-calculator-tool.decc.gov.uk/

2011-03-04 06:02:35
Paul D

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Interestingly, I managed to cut emissions successfully using the simple version, but am struggling to do the same with the complicated one, despite applying the same policies!??!

2011-03-04 19:06:05
perseus

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I don't think most people would have the patience to go through this calculator unless they had a particularily fast Internet connection.  It would also be useful to examine the sensitivity of each parameter.