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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. UK Energy Research Centre, the Energy Technologies Institute and the University of Edinburgh. 2017.
Author(s) Tingey, M., Webb, J., and Hawkey, D.
Publisher UK Energy Research Centre, the Energy Technologies Institute and the University of Edinburgh
Download Local Authority Engagement in UK Energy Systems report.pdf document type
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Abstract
Key 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 and 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 management