Sporadic funding is stifling net zero ambitions at the local level and should be replaced with a systematic approach to planning, funding, and powers, according to a new report by Energy Systems Catapult.
Energy Systems Catapult’s new report Enabling Smart Local Energy Systems: Finance and Investment has found that local authorities can play a pivotal role in delivering Net Zero by leveraging public funding to scale up the private finance needed, however new approaches are needed to do so effectively.
This event will identify challenges and opportunities for integration of digital and data into Local Energy Systems on June 15th 2021.
The Energy White Paper launched in December was designed to present a vision for how government intends to make the transition to a Net Zero energy system by 2050. This insight article focuses specifically on the impact for Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES).
In this event, we’ll launch our new report – Enabling Smart Local Energy Systems: Finance & Investment. Join us on the 20th May 2021!
Join us on May 18th 2021 for the Local Energy Systems Scottish Industry Network (LESSIN) first engagement wave kick-off event.
The Energy Data Management Canvas was developed to support Smart Local Energy System projects and guide the user through the process of putting together an appropriate data management plan, understand the overall picture and ask the right questions.
To achieve the 2050 Net Zero target, 5.5 million socially rented homes need to be decarbonised. These homes represent a diverse portfolio of property types, and tenants with different needs, therefore a range of solutions will be required. This research provides insight on the drivers and challenges for social housing providers and the potential opportunities for Smart Local Energy System (SLES) services to help them meet their targets.
One of the key global investment trends over recent times has been the record growth of sustainable finance. Covid-19 has influenced this market as there is a clear drive to build back greener and fairer to support economic recovery.
Three-quarters of UK local authorities have now declared a climate emergency but a snap poll has suggested the majority have difficulty accessing the data they need to make informed and effective decisions that will support the development of local energy projects that are key to achieving Net Zero.
The Energy Revolution integration Service engaged with people actively developing Smart Local Energy Systems to gather insight into the main challenges and offer recommendations based on experience from other sectors and related research programmes.
Regional government and local authorities are central to achieving Net Zero. Over three quarters of all local authorities have declared climate emergencies, demonstrating their commitment and ambition. Energy Systems Catapult is working with local authorities to understand what support is needed to help empower local ambitions and deliver on their Net Zero commitments.