Local Authorities

Supportive Local Authorities are integral to the success of a community energy project. This section of the hub is dedicated to exploring case studies and guides for how to nuture these vital relationships.


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UK100 is is a highly ambitious network of local government leaders, which seeks to devise and implement plans for the transition to clean energy that are ambitious, cost effective and take the public and business with them. Learn more and join the network here.

The Solar Trade Association has published a report demonstrating how councils can lead on solar today and makes 10 recommendations to help all councils boost their solar capacity. Read it here.

Cornwall Council have produced a toolkit to help Local Authorities to tackle fuel poverty effectively. The toolkit can be found on Citizens Advice website here.

UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) recognise that local authorities play a key role in clean energy provision and have published What We Know about Local Authority Engagement in UK Energy Systems

Energise Barnsley have released their Social Impact Report 2016/17

Community Energy England produced a report looking at Community Energy: A Local Authority Perspective

Quantum wrote up outcomes and lessons from the Greater Manchester Community Energy Innovation Competition

The Centre for Sustainable Energy produced a resource looking at working with councils & understanding your Local Plan

London Sustainability Exchange wrote a case study on Aberdeen Heat and Power Project

Regen and Stephens Scown solicitors have come together to publish a guide on delivering small scale heat networks.


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