Energy Networks: Insight Briefing

Hywel Lloyd
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UK100
January 2022
This insight briefing examines the Net Zero transition in relation to the energy networks that connect our homes, workplaces, commercial and industrial buildings to sources of energy for heat and power, and the role of local authorities within this transition.
2021 saw the case for local climate action go mainstream. 93 UK local authorities pledged to meet Net Zero early and the UN recognised the power of local climate action.

The Economic Benefits of Local Climate Action

UK100
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Place-based Climate Action Network
Belfast Climate Commission
Queen's University Belfast
October 2021
This report by the Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action, Queens University Belfast and the Place-Based Climate Action Network for UK100 presents a synthesis of existing work relating to the economic benefits of local climate action.

Local Authority Contributions to Net Zero

UK100
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Edinburgh Climate Change Institute
October 2021
While it has legislated for Net Zero nationally, the UK Government’s approach to working in partnership with local authorities to enable programmes and projects that will achieve Net Zero hasn’t delivered to date.

Power Shift: National Insight Briefing - Transport

Prof Greg Marsden
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UK100
September 2021
Both the Climate Change Committee and the National Audit Office have highlighted the fundamental role of local authorities in delivering on the UK Government’s ambitions to be Net Zero by 2050. To do so, local authorities need more powers to act.