The UK will not achieve its net zero ambition without the active engagement of the people and organisations living and working in each of the UK’s nations, cities and regions. A locally led energy transition can bring the skilled jobs, investment and resilience needed for a green recovery and put the country on course to achieving a zero carbon society.
The latest in our Decade to Make a Difference series, ‘Local leadership to transform our energy system’ is sponsored by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks and aims to inspire and inform local government to play a leadership role in decarbonising energy, from working with energy network operators on critical infrastructure, to building social permission for radical change in their communities.
The paper sets out a major programme to devolve powers and funding on energy– empowering local leaders to tackle the climate emergency at a time when they are facing unprecedented challenges responding to the pandemic and huge pressures on their budgets.
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