Pioneering a whole systems approach to accelerating local places to Net Zero with low carbon innovation
Accelerating Net Zero innovation to decarbonise local places
More than 75% of local authorities in the UK have declared a climate emergency, with most targeting Net Zero before 2050.
Yet few have a clear plan on how to get there, what needs to be done in what order, or which technologies and infrastructure to invest in.
Energy Systems Catapult helps local places build robust strategies to navigate to net zero. By combining cutting edge whole system modelling with network expertise, stakeholder insight and engagement, and integrated planning and procurement advice, we are able to support local authorities become informed decision-makers around
Our whole system modelling has shown that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach is not the most cost-effective way of achieving net zero.
Each local area is unique and the right decarbonisation strategy will depend on the geography, building types, energy infrastructure, energy demand, resources, urban growth plans and low carbon ambitions of the local community.
We have developed a Place-based Net Zero Toolkit for local authorities, energy networks, businesses and innovators, including a range of models, tools, guides and case studies to support the growth of innovative low carbon businesses, infrastructure and jobs.
Place-based Net Zero strategies
Our pioneering Local Area Energy Planning is recognised as the leading approach to decarbonising local places.
Smart Local Energy Systems
Supporting the creation of Smart Local Energy Systems to attract innovative low carbon businesses, infrastructure, investment and jobs.
Accelerating zero carbon businesses
Our Place-based Net Zero Toolkit supports zero carbon innovators to help local places decarbonise and supports local places to attract zero carbon businesses.
Decarbonising local sites
We’ve developed systematic, repeatable and scalable approaches to decarbonising sites, like housing estates and schools, with consistent technical and financial approaches.
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