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Local Authority Engagement in UK Energy Systems: Highlights from Early Findings


Citation Tingey, M., Webb, J. and Hawkey, D. Local Authority Engagement in UK Energy Systems: Highlights from Early Findings, ETI, 2017. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000138.
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Author(s) Tingey, M., Webb, J. and Hawkey, D.
Project partner(s) ETI, UKERC, University of Edinburgh
Publisher ETI
DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000138
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Abstract Key Research Findings:
  • The majority of Local Authorities have ambitions for action on sustainable energy, and 82% of those researched are active to some degree
  • Local Authorities were more likely to have an Energy and Carbon Plan than investment in projects
  • Local Authority investment in energy was focused on infrastructures for combined heat and power alongside the improvement of energy efficiency in buildings
  • Across the UK, Scotland had a higher proportion of leaders in providing low carbon systems – the leading Local Authorities in England were in Yorkshire & Humber, Greater London and the North East
  • The scale of Local Authority energy projects in relation to overall energy systems remains limited
  • Local Authorities have very limited capacity for strategic energy managemen
Key recommendations to enable greater Local Authority engagement are given
Associated Project(s) ETI-ST2016: Local Engagement in the UK Energy System
Associated Dataset(s) No associated datasets
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