Local Planning for Renewables: Five key policy challenges
This insight paper, funded by the European Climate Foundation, outlines the main issues facing the local planning system when it comes to renewables and sets out the reforms needed to…
Project UN:LOCK report and assessment tool
Regen has worked with Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks and Environmental Project Support on this SIF Discovery phase project looking at non-network solutions to the barriers facing renewable energy generation…
Electrification: The local grid challenge
Regen has worked with the MCS Foundation on a paper looking at what’s needed to ensure the distribution network is ready for net zero.
Roadmap to RESP: Unlocking local ambition
This paper, sponsored by SSEN, sets out new thinking on the role of Regional Energy Strategic Planners and how processes today, such as network and local area energy planning, can…
Somerset Energy Investment Plan
Commissioned by Somerset Council, this guide sets out the current evidence on the energy system in Somerset and analyses the local resources to inform a potential Net Zero Pathway for the…
Playbook for Network Innovation
This resource, developed with Innovate UK, explores the patterns of successful network innovation projects, shares learnings from previous innovators and supports future innovators through their project journey.
Lessons from EnergyREV: The role of smart local energy systems in a net zero future
Regen was commissioned by the University of Strathclyde to synthesise the huge body of research conducted in the EnergyREV programme and identify key recommendations and next steps for delivering smart…
REMA briefing note for communities and local authorities
As part of our work for National Grid Electricity Distribution to support the community energy sector, we have created a guide for community organisations and local authorities on the topic of…
Wind-powered Heat: Powering clean heat with clean energy to cut costs and emissions
This report for climate charity Possible explores the potential for new community onshore wind projects to unlock part of the puzzle of making clean, local heat cheaper and therefore more…
Ensuring Local Energy Benefits People and Communities
This report shares insights from a People’s Panel conducted by Regen and Shared Future CIC, with funding support from Scottish Government.
Community Heat Guide
A new National Grid guide, supported by Regen, delves into how individuals and organisations can get started with community heat projects.
Planning for energy decarbonisation at a local level
Local authorities are vital to delivering net zero. But how can we fully unlock their role? Read the findings and recommendations from Regen’s recent study with Innovate UK on planning…
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