||Updates continue in TEQs forum
||As momentum behind TEQs continues to gather, more recent updates can be found in the TEQs forum, or by joining the TEQs mailing list.
||TEQs software team inaugurated
||We now have a team of volunteers from numerous organisations around the world looking at the possibilities for building and integrating software to run TEQs, with the ultimate aim of the scheme becoming an 'off the shelf' solution for Governments faced with energy crises, or wishing to guarantee emissions reductions.
||Australian University collaborating on trial
||Shaun has discussions with researchers at Australia's Southern Cross University, who are leading a project on Norfolk Island, testing the world's first tradable carbon rationing scheme in a realtively ‘closed system’ island environment.
||World Bank report received
||A senior energy specialist at the World Bank shares an extensive report on real examples of electricity rationing - both good and bad - providing compelling evidence of both the need for, and the absence of, a thought-through instrument to ensure fair distribution of energy at times of scarcity, and to support managed demand reduction.
||Exceptional media coverage
||The Parliamentary launch generates extensive media coverage from the likes of the BBC, Time magazine, The Sunday Times, Bloomberg News, The Daily Mail, The Financial Times and many others. Full updated list here.
||Parliamentary TEQs report launch
||The All Party Parliamentary Group On Peak Oil launch their report into TEQs, with endorsements from John Hemming MP, Caroline Lucas MP, Jeremy Leggett and Shaun. Video footage of all talks, and Q&A, here.
||New TEQs website launched
||New TEQs website launched to mark the forthcoming release of the Parliamentary report.
||Parliamentary TEQs report launch to go ahead
||The All Party Parliamentary Group On Peak Oil report launch will go ahead as planned, with Shaun taking David's speaking slot. We feel sure this is what he would have wanted.
||RIP David Fleming
||David Fleming, inventor of TEQs, unexpectedly passes away while visiting a friend in Amsterdam. The various online tributes and obituaries have been collected here.
||A supporter sets up a Facebook group for TEQs.
||Date set for final Parliamentary TEQs report launch
||All Party Parliamentary Group On Peak Oil report launch set for 10am on Tuesday 18th January 2011, at the House of Commons.
||Climate Policy special issue
||Yael Parag and Tina Fawcett edit a special Sept 2010 issue of the Climate Policy journal, looking exclusively at ‘personal carbon trading’, including TEQs and PCAs.
||London School of Economics presentation
||David Fleming and Shaun present on TEQs and Transition Towns to the Complexity Research Group at the London School of Economics.
||David Fleming speaks on TEQs at the Swedish Parliament. Extensive 24 minute interview given after the event available here.
||Shaun does a wideranging 25 minute interview with Canada's Radio Ecoshock, covering Transition and the forthcoming All Party Parliamentary Group report into TEQs.
||Guardian Letters Page
||A supporter has a letter published in the Guardian endorsing TEQs as part of a package of measures.
||Science Museum debate
||Shaun joins a panel debating carbon trading and offsetting at the Science Museum's Dana Centre, as part of their Cheat Neutral event.
||Environment Agency propose carbon rationing
||The Chairman of the Environment Agency concludes that "rationing is the fairest and most effective way of meeting Britain's legally binding targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions".
||Shaun speaks at the Scottish Parliament, as part of the Holyrood 350 campaign.
||IPPR's Plan B? report published
||The Institute for Public Policy Research's new report concludes that Government should prepare the ground for possible future implementation of TEQs.
||All Party Parliamentary Group report draft released
||The first draft of our policymakers' report on TEQs is released by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Peak Oil and Gas, arguing that implementation is now an urgent priority.
||Westminster Hall debate on Personal Carbon Trading
||Tim Yeo MP introduces a Westminster Hall debate on personal carbon trading, following on from the Environmental Audit Committee report and the Government's response.
||Dutch edition of Energy and the Common Purpose published
||Energieslank Leven met Klimaat Dukaaten: Stapsgewijs minder
energieverbruik voor allemaal was translated by Inge Kuipers and Jan van Arkel.
||TEQs discussed in Scottish Parliament
||Dr. Bill Wilson MSP champions TEQs in the Parliamentary debate on the Climate Change (Scotland) Bill.
||Shaun's article on TEQs published in the March/April 2009 edition of Resurgence magazine.
||Personal Carbon Trading research community gather
||The UK Energy Research Centre hosted a very productive 2-day workshop bringing together the key research experts active in the field of personal carbon trading.
||Government response to EAC report
||The Government respond to the Environmental Audit Committee's May 2008 report, reaffirming their interest in TEQs, but refusing to fund further research unless costs can be shown to be lower, or benefits higher, than in DEFRA's flawed pre-feasibility study.
||BBC Radio 4
||BBC Radio 4 host an excellent studio discussion on Peak Oil, in which John Hemming MP argues for TEQs.
||The All Party Parliamentary Group on Peak Oil and Gas invite The Lean Economy Connection to produce a joint report with them on TEQs, to be published in 2011.
||Polly Toynbee article
||Polly Toynbee endorses TEQs in her Guardian column.
||Sheila McKechnie Awards
||Shaun shortlisted for the 2008 Sheila McKechnie Environmental Campaigner Award due to his work on TEQs.
||Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
||The IPPR release the results of their research (parallelling DEFRA's research) into the public acceptability of TEQs, supporting our own earlier conclusions.
||First meeting with Gavin Starks
||Gavin is the founder of AMEE, a concept explicitly designed to integrate with TEQs, and which could dramatically cut the costs of implementation.
||Rob Hopkins interviews David Fleming for his Transition Culture website, and states that "pressure should be coming from the community level up for (energy) rationing".
||David Strahan, author of The Last Oil Shock and TEQs advocate, is interviewed on the BBC's "Newsnight" programme (May 2008). Discussion of TEQs from the two-minute mark.
||Environmental Audit Committee report
||The Government Environmental Audit Committee release their report into personal carbon trading, agreeing with our opinion that DEFRA is mistaken to delay a full feasibility study of the subject. Full details here.
||All Party Parliamentary Groups
||Shaun gives a presentation on TEQs to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Peak Oil and Gas and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Climate Change.
||The Lean Economy Connection official response
||David Fleming and Shaun release the Lean Economy Connection's official response to the DEFRA study, highlighting the shortcomings of the methodology and arguing that delay is ill-advised in the absence of other realistic and effective means for addressing climate change and fuel depletion.
||DEFRA pre-feasibility study into TEQs released
||DEFRA release their pre-feasibility study into TEQs, which contains much useful research. Unfortunately they also decide not to press ahead immediately with a full feasibility study.
||Sian Berry, Stephen Hale and Kenneth Clarke discuss TEQs on Newsnight, after the topic is introduced by Tim Yeo, Chair of the Parliamentary Environemntal Audit Committee.
||Climate Code Red
||Shaun contributed to the carbon rationing section of the Climate Code Red report produced by the Carbon Equity group in Australia.
||Climate Change - The Solutions
||Shaun organised "Climate Change - The Solutions" event in conjunction with the World Development Movement.
||Third edition of booklet
||Third edition of David Fleming's Energy and the Common Purpose booklet on TEQs released, edited by Shaun.
||Zero Carbon Britain
||The Centre for Alternative Technology and the Public Interest Research Centre launch their Zero Carbon Britain report at Parliament. The report details how Britain could become carbon neutral by 2027 and is built around TEQs.
||DEFRA Advisory Panel
||Shaun invited onto DEFRA's Personal Carbon Allowances Advisory Group, to review progress in their ongoing 'pre-feasibility study' research programme.
||DEFRA Personal Carbon
Allowances Feasibility Workshop
||DEFRA hold a Personal Carbon Allowances Feasibility workshop, looking at what further research is required before a possible future implementation.
||De Montfort University
||Funding secured for research partnership with De Montfort University. Work to begin in 2008.
||Evidence submitted on Draft Climate Change Bill
||David Fleming invited to submit evidence to the Joint Committee on the Draft Climate Change Bill.
||New TEQs website
||New TEQs website 'soft launched' in collaboration with The Lean Economy Connection.
||History and Policy paper
||Historian Dr Mark Roodhouse examines wartime rationing and concludes that “the use of taxes alone to control consumption was rejected in the World Wars, and they would not achieve the quick, dramatic cut in carbon consumption that we need now to avert environmental disaster. Tradable carbon rations would have a real impact”.
||TEQs recommended in Australia
||TEQs submitted to the Australian Prime Ministerial Task Group on Emissions Trading by a former CEO of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and former Chair of the Australian Greenhouse Office Experts Group on Emissions Trading.
||Second edition of booklet
||Second edition of David Fleming's Energy and the Common Purpose booklet on TEQs released, edited by Shaun.
||Shaun attends David Fleming's course on TEQs at Schumacher College
||First contact between David Fleming and Shaun re: TEQs