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‘REMINDERS’: A resource for managing investment and delivery of energy and renewables schemes

The Local Energy North West Hub, one of the North East and Yorkshire sister Hubs, has created a set of shared resources for identifying and organising information relevant to the delivery of energy projects across England. It is intended for use by local energy hubs and the public sector organisations we support. 

By raising awareness of best practice and funding options, and enabling programmes, this resource will help organisations drive public and private investment in clean energy infrastructure. 

Download the REMINDERS resource document.

Guidance on creating a Local Area Energy Plan

Energy Systems Catapult has published guidance on how to create a Local Area Energy Plan (LAEP), aimed at local government organisations who are looking to implement practical measures to help them meet their net zero goals and climate emergency declarations.

A LAEP sets out the change required to transition an area’s energy system to Net Zero in a given timeframe. This is achieved by exploring potential pathways that consider a range of technologies and scenarios, and when combined with stakeholder engagement leads to the identification of the most cost-effective preferred pathway and a sequenced plan of proposed actions to achieving an area’s Net Zero goal.

The guidance can be accessed here.

North East Evidence Hub UKSPF Evidence Base

In tandem with the release of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, designed to drive the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda, the North East LEP’s Evidence Hub has produced detailed data analysis on economic and social trends within the North East region, cutting across the 3 key investment themes of Communities and Places, People and Skills and Local Business.
 
You can find the evidence base as well as a host of other resources here
 

Greater South East Hub Solar PV guidance

The Greater South East Net Zero Hub has recently published guidance for local authorities seeking to utilise Solar Photovoltaics (PV) to power non-residential properties. The guide sets out the delivery and investment options to secure renewable energy deployment, with a focus on Solar PV on third-party buildings and land. To find out more please check out the guidance below:

Great South East Net Zero Hub Solar PV Guidance (gsenetzerohub.org.uk)

Net Zero Business Toolkit

The York and North Yorkshire LEP has developed a Net Zero Business Toolkit, which provides a range of information and tools to help businesses move towards net zero status. 

This SME-focused toolkit has two stages – guidance to help businesses who are just getting started with their net-zero journey, and an in-depth carbon footprint calculator for those who are looking for more information to plan for the future. The toolkit is completely free to access, and aims to make sustainability simple and accessible for businesses of all sectors and sizes.

For more information and to apply, please visit the website below:

Net-Zero Business Toolkit – Y&NY Growth Hub (ynygrowthhub.com) 

UKRI Local Net Zero Investment report

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), in collaboration with the Green Finance Institute (GFI), has recently published a report entitled Mobilising Net Zero Investments: Challenges and opportunities for local authority financing. The report details the critical role of local authorities in delivering on the Net Zero agenda, with 82% of current emissions falling within local authorities’ sphere of influence. It recommends that a single gateway of support outlining available public funding to be established, drawing on the resource of existing stakeholders such as the GFI, as well as more newly-established bodies such as the UK Infrastructure Bank. To read the report in full please follow the link below:

UKRI Mobilising Local Net Zero Investments report (ukri.org)

North East LEP Mine Energy white paper

The North East LEP recently published a feasibility study into the use of mine-water based energy schemes. The report details the benefits and opportunities associated with the development of mine energy, making the case for targeted interventions to support mine energy activity across the UK. 

You can read the full report at the link below:

North East LEP Mine Energy White Paper

Midlands Hub Electrification of Council Depots Guide

The Midlands Net Zero Hub has recently produced a guide to assist Local Authorities in designing and procuring EV charging infrastructure to support electric fleets. It provides assistance to decision makers and officers, including guidance on initial estimation of electrical demand all the way through to finance and procurement options. 

You can find out more about the guide and read it in full at the address below:

Electrification of depots – Midlands Net Zero Hub

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