The UK’s gloriously varied building stock needs to reach zero carbon by 2050. Rather than bossing things from the centre, it makes sense to shape solutions that people and places actually want. Here are six potential steps that the UK could take.
How do we ensure that community energy projects benefit both the communities involved and the wider energy system? Planning consultant Richard Leach thinks a local focus on planning for the changes needed in the energy system could help provide the answer.
Pioneered by Energy Systems Catapult, a new whole system approach to Local Area Energy Planning has been piloted in three different local areas of the UK – Newcastle, Bury in Greater Manchester and Bridgend in Wales.