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Local and regional government have key roles to play in reducing carbon emissions in their communities. They need to lead by example in their own operations. They also can directly influence homeowners and businesses in cutting energy and carbon and in adopting sustainable energy sources.
Local Government Climate Change and Energy Strategies
Since 2008, Central Government requires local government to set carbon emission reduction targets and to measure their performance against a set of national performance indicators (NPIs). Click here for more on the background to emission reduction targets and NPIs.
The National Energy Foundation has considerable experience and expertise in helping local and regional authorities to:
- Develop and implement energy and climate change policies
- Understand and apply the tools for determining performance, including
- NI 185 – Percentage CO2 reduction from local authority operations
- NI 186 – Per Capita CO2 emissions in the Local Authority Area
- Design, implement and manage effective carbon saving initiatives for the community
- Develop and implement Sustainable Community Strategies through Local Strategic Partnerships
- Carry out cost-benefit analyses of proposed action plans
- Identify the potential for local energy generation
- Develop in-house capacity and sustainable energy toolkits
- Advise schools and other public sector organisations on the requirements of the Carbon Reduction Commitment
- Advise schools and other public sector organisations on setting up carbon management programmes
- Adapt their communities to the effects of climate change