Innovate UK are working with EY and Regen to conduct a review into how best to support local areas to deliver their net zero ambitions.

This project forms part of Prospering from the energy revolution (PFER) challenge, and the aims of this project are to:

  • Ensure local authorities are supported in the best way possible to plan for, and deliver, their net zero ambitions
  • Help both BEIS and Ofgem to develop a clearer position and support structure for local energy planning and delivery

The project involves a review of the existing decarbonisation and energy planning processes, with the aim to make these faster, cheaper, more agile and deliverable for local authorities.

Through the project we will also be working to achieve greater consistency, enabling regional and local activity to be aggregated into a national picture of local net zero plans and activity.

This project will be running until the end of March 2023.

As part of this work, we are keen to hear views about Local Area Energy Plans (LAEPs) or local decarbonisation pathway plans and how you feel these processes can best support local areas to accelerate the delivery of net zero

We created the survey to get feedback and evidence from stakeholders, both local and regional government, as well as wider stakeholders who are working closely with local areas. The survey closed on 11 November.

People on this project

Tim Crook
Senior Project Manager
Tim is a mechanical engineer with a broad range of experience in onshore heat…
Becky Fowell
Energy Market Analyst
As an energy market analyst, Becky works with data, visualisation tools and continuous stakeholder…
Merlin Hyman
Chief Executive
Merlin leads Regen’s mission to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon energy system. Under…
Poppy Maltby
Head of Local Energy
Poppy is Head of Local Energy at Regen. She is leading our work to…
Hazel Williams
Associate Director
Hazel is responsible for Regen’s project delivery, leading on resourcing, quality assurance and developing…

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