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

24 Apr 2017

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