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Woking Borough Council

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… for applications at the beginning of October 2022. • On 29 September 2022 the Government opened the Social Housing Decarbonisation SHDF fund and the Homes Upgrade Grant phase 2 for applications. £1.5 billion will be made available across these two phases. WBC Housing colleagues have expressed an interest in participating in a SCC led consortium bid for improvements to its social housing stock. Further…

…. For more information and to view the location of more hubs as they are announced, visit Surrey County Council’s Welfare Support page. On 29 September the Government opened the Social Housing Decarbonisation SHDF fund and the Homes Upgrade Grant phase 2 for applications. £1.5 billion will be made available across these two phases. WBC Housing colleagues have expressed an interest…

… received a report on domestic energy efficiency and what the Council continues to do to ensure local homes across a range of tenures are being brought up to modern energy efficiency standards. • As part of the Surrey Green Social Prescribing Programme, SCC is developing a First Step Volunteering ‘Test and Learn’ pilot to provide opportunities to introduce young people aged 16 – 25 years old…

… and mitigating (reducing) greenhouse gas emissions. The latest national Building Regulations changes (the National Future Homes Standard) will apply to both new dwellings and non-domestic buildings in England, and existing dwellings and non-domestic buildings in England when undertaking specific building works. However, the planning system can limit decarbonisation efforts when local policy becomes…

… a future renewables scheme, similar to the Solar Together initiative. An update on this will be given in a future report. Community Energy South is working with the Shah Jahan Mosque, Surrey Faith Links and Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum. Together they are developing an Energy Champion project to reach local residents to share energy efficiency advice and signposting to grant funding

Essex County Council

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… Insulation & Heating There have been multiple tranches of funding available from central Government to support insulation, new heating and renewable technology installation into homes where residents suffer from fuel poverty. Grants aim to reduce the number of people living in cold and poorly insulated homes by providing free energy efficiency upgrades worth on average £10,000 per household. Works

… for support. Private rented properties can also qualify for grants of up to £5,000 with landlords needing to match fund upgrades. The first of these schemes: the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme saw seven of the county’s city, district and borough councils – Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Epping Forest, Rochford, Tendring and Uttlesford, and ECC - work in partnership to secure…

… and businesses. The action to tackle climate change will also give us cheaper energy and warm comfortable homes. As we look to the future, it will give us a green economy and help us to secure long term, good quality jobs. Of course, ECC is only one organisation, and our district, borough, city, town and parish councils; our colleagues in the NHS and local universities; our fantastic local businesses…

… combination of storage heaters and a log burner, Terry and Gillian Wilkins had an air source heat pump installed at their property as part of the Essex County Council-led Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme. Mr. Wilkins explained: “Our old heating setup wasn’t very efficient. Initially we were looking to replace it all with newer, more economical storage heaters but air source heat pumps…

home. That’s the next step we’re researching now in terms of future cost savings and reducing our carbon footprint.” ‘’We just feel so grateful to have had this whole installation fully funded by Essex County Council and the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme, and we couldn’t fault the process at all.” More details and case studies here - Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery…

London Borough of Islington

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… the government to make significant and ongoing funding available in order to deliver our ambition for Islington. For instance, the cost of retrofitting the council’s housing stock to become both energy efficient and zero carbon is in excess of what the council can afford within existing resources. This also applies to private housing and social housing provided by other organisations. Funding needs…

… for local people and our plan for a net zero carbon Islington by 2030. It builds on our work to make our borough a fairer place for everyone by helping with the cost of living and mitigating the inequalities exacerbated by climate change. To achieve that future, we need central government to step up and provide adequate and sustained funding and a legislative framework which can help us…

… to. 1UK local authority and regional carbon dioxide emissions national statistics: 2005 to 2018 https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-local-authority-and-regional-carbon-dioxide-emissions-national-statistics-2005-to-2018 9 4. The Green Economy and Planning Deliver on our net zero carbon target whilst assuring the economic success and vitality of our borough by working

… to energy being wasted if residents are not properly educated about how to use them. Finance a. Scale of costs required and lack of available funding from the council. b. Inadequate funding available from regional and national government. c. Lack of finances on part of social housing landlords, private landlords, owner-occupiers, businesses and third sector organisations. d. Increased running costs…

… • £360,000 on Community Energy Fund grants • £16.3m on Bunhill II, a new energy centre using waste heat from the London Underground to heat nearby homes. This follows on from the £4m the council invested in Bunhill I. • £150,000 on LED replacement schemes at the Town Hall and Waste Recycling Centre • £923,000 on new electric vehicles and charging infrastructure for our fleet • £120,000…

East Cambridgeshire District Council

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… Adapting your home Grants for adapting your home Other Services Available Gypsies and Travellers Unauthorised Encampments Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency Advice…

… General Housing Advice Cambridgeshire Local Assistance Scheme Community advice Debt Home-Link Mortgages Relationship breakdown Rent…

Grant Heating and housing benefits Get a free or discounted TV licence Heating benefits Cold Weather Payments Warm Home Discount Scheme National Concessionary Fuel…

… and Support Home Efficiency Grants Renewable Energy Winter Warmth and Health Community advice Benefits How benefits work What you can get…

Work out your Capital Allowances VAT Building a New Home and VAT Businesses and Charging VAT Correct Errors on your VAT Returns Importing Vehicles into the UK

Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council

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Government’s GHG conversion factors which are published every year to determine the applicable CO2(e) figure. Councillor Joyce McCarty Deputy Lead of the Council and Cabinet Member for Resources Our ambition is for a green city of the future, which values all residents, provides quality sustainable housing, a low carbon economy which addresses poverty and looks to ensure all people feel invested…

… with other Government bodies and Non Governmental Organisatoins (NGOs) to determine and implement best prac tice methods to limit Global Warming to less than 1.5°C • Work with partners across the city and region to deliver this new goal through all relevant strategies and plans recognising that the council cannot deliver on this ambition alone • Ensure that representatives on the Tyne and Wear…

… will be published at the beginning of each calendar year. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP Newcastle Net Zero Pledge ACTION 1 I will improve the energy efficiency of my home using the checklist here and sign up for the Green Home Grant here. NET ZERO PLEDGE FOR INDIVIDUALS We invite you (our residents, young people and businesses) to support the city as we transition to Net Zero by pledging to take three simple…

… and del ivered our Net Zero vision for the city. Solut ions wil l not happen overnight . Instead they require long-term investment in the city’s infrastructure, economy and housing , as wel l as behaviour change from communit ies and businesses . We want to see a Green New Deal to rebui ld a just and sustainable economy, that del ivers low carbon transformation for the best interest of our…

… residents , the environment and future generations , whi ls t s imultaneously achieving a resi l ient , fa ir and inclusive economic recovery. We must grow our business base and 'green-col lar ' jobs in the ‘new’ low carbon economy through product and service innovation, resk i l l ing and addressing pover ty to ensure an inclusive society that chal lenges social inequal ity. We must ensure…

Buckinghamshire Council

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… friendly actions taken and recorded on the AWorld App have resulted in 14 tonnes of CO2 being saved, 91 domestic properties have been retrofitted with energy efficiency measures with funding from the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme, and there were 6,990 registrations to the Buckinghamshire Solar Together initiative. Over the forthcoming year many initiatives will come…

… communities transition to low or zero emissions can result in cost savings, especially with energy costs where they are. In the transport sector we have encouraged e-scooter and e-bike usage. In the home we have come up with ways to help reduce energy consumption via the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery and Buckinghamshire Solar Together schemes. Workplace energy usage has seen assistance

…) • Establishing e-scooter and e-bike rental schemes • Promoting a solar PV system group-purchasing (Solar Together) scheme for resident and small business owner occupiers • Funding the installation of energy efficiency measures in eligible homes via the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme • Launching a Zero Waste Map that shows all the shops, recycling points and businesses…

… between 2005 and 2020 apart from waste management ‘other’ emissions which is influenced by population growth in the area (489k people in 2005 and 547k people in 2020). Emissions from settlements, public sector, commercial and domestic gas and domesticother’ increased between 2019 and 2020 reflecting the impact that lockdowns and home working arrangements associated with the COVID…

…% Waste Management 'Other' 19.2 0.69% Waste Management Total 193.3 6.94% Grand Total 2,786.9 https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-local-authority-and-regional-carbon-dioxide-emissions-national-statistics-2005-to-2018 of CO 10 Progress against Objective A: Achieve net zero carbon emissions across council operations no later than 2050 and possibly before…

Essex County Council

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housing association properties across Essex. Green Homes Grant: £776,000 2021/22 Warm Homes Fund Grant: £800,000 2021/22. GHG LAD Phase 1a Marketing support provided by ECC resource for retrofit schemes. 18 Initiative Description Financial commitment Align ECC strategic aims Retrofit Schools We have a programme to roll out smart meters to ECC controlled schools to enable…

… estate. Builds upon £140k EU funded scheme EMPOWER that delivered solar on Danbury Country Park, Danbury Primary and St John’s Primary schools delivered in 2020/21. Capital Grant funding Property Decarbonisation £6.65m 2021/22. Making Essex a centre for innovation in renewable energy – Local area energy decarbonisation South East New Energy is a grant funded programme to tackle…

… County Council was successful in securing a £300,000 grant from the Forestry Commission. The Local Authority Treescape Fund is designed to support tree planting outside of woodlands. As such, work has been undertaken with borough and district partners (Colchester, Harlow and Epping Forest) and ECC has one site of its own (Cressing Temple Barns) to deliver the planting and maintenance of 5,595 trees…

… (some whips and some standard-sized street trees). Revenue New Investment £220,000 2022/23- 2025/26. £300,000 grant from Forestry Commission. Building with Nature ECC is working with Natural England and universities to write a set of Green Infrastructure Standards, which can be used to assess local planning policy and new development within the county to ensure that they are properly…

… and supporting the uptake of future grant funds totalling £5.2m (plus £17.2m and £2.58m following successful bids to Sustainable Warmth Competition and Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund). ECC is committed to: sourcing its own electricity from renewable sources helping 670 residents source solar panels through a bulk scheme supporting roll out of Government fuel poor grants 13…

Epping Forest District Council

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… identified, developer contributions Domestic energy efficiency Installation of energy efficiency measures in low income, low efficiency homes. April 2021 Commercial and Regulatory Services GHG LAD Phase 2 grant funding 11 Council Operations Between 2008/09 and 2018/19 reported Council emissions decreased by 51% due to the implementation of more energy efficient

… rapid Now and ongoing Environmental and Technical Services OZEV and other grant funding 14 charging network operators, suitable for EFDC estate use Improve experiences of EFDC staff working remotely to reduce the need to commute and travel for business Consider further access to EFDC sites closer to where staff may live and/or are visiting on business (eg. Museum…

… updating the Air Quality Action Plan. 2021 Commercial and Regulatory Services Internal budget identified Reduce impacts of new development on existing receptors and ensure new developments are not subjected to poor air quality Work with the Council’s Development Management Service to update standard conditions on planning applications, ensuring they address current and future

… technologies in our offices, the installation of solar panels and the decarbonisation of the UK electricity grid. This is a good basis to build on but to become carbon neutral by 2030 further critical changes will be needed in the way the Council operates. Operational buildings and Council owned housing will need to be assessed on their ability to meet future needs and where suitable undertake deep…

… Successes • In October 2020 the Council endorsed meeting Passivhaus standards for new build Council Housing • In 2016 Solar PV was installed on Civic Centre offices roof and previously installed on the Limes Community Centre roof. • Refurbishment of the Civic includes more efficient boilers, lighting and heating controls, more efficient AHUs, 4 EV charge points and facilities to provide…

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

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… agenda. • Through their energy strategies and LIS, local authorities will be able to influence the national agenda, as well as align their future actions with national priorities to unlock opportunities and additional resources. Industrial Strategy The UK’s Industrial Strategy sets out the government’s plan to create an economy that boosts productivity and earning power throughout the UK

… business and industrial efficiency; accelerating energy efficiency and new energy generation. BEIS will be consulting with the public sector throughout 2018 to inform the development of a Future Action Plan for the Public Sector, due to be published in 2019 and to determine the future of the Emissions Reduction Pledge beyond 2020. It is recommended that the City Region and local councils take part…

… Infrastructure Levy CNG Compressed Nature Gas DFT Department for Transport DNO District Network Operator DSR Demand Side Response ECO Energy Company Obligation EFW Energy from Waste EIB European Investment Bank ELENA European Local Energy Assistance EPC Energy Performance Certificate ERDF European Regional Development Fund ESOS Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme EV Electric Vehicle…

… mobility: being a world leader in shaping the future of mobility. • Ageing society: harnessing the power of innovation to help meet the needs of an ageing society. These challenges have strong links with the energy and low-carbon sectors and with economic growth. The Industrial Strategy highlights several ways in which we will need to consider energy in order to build an economy that works

… to assess accuracy and viability. Following the delivery of free resource efficiency assessments, businesses can receive up to 50 percent capital grant funding of up to £10,000 towards the cost of purchasing energy, water or waste saving capital improvements. Better Homes Yorkshire Help is available to residents to install energy efficiency and heating improvements in their homes through…

Cheshire East Council (Unitary)

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… will offer many co-benefits. These include: Health improvements – Due to cleaner air, warmer homes, more exercise and better mental health. Quality of Place – Less traffic congestion, job creation in the low-carbon sector, operational cost savings via increased energy efficiency and waste reduction Green Infrastructure1 – investments in natural solutions to climate change (i.e. tree planting…

… of the UK. Aligning influence to recognised accounting methodologies Cheshire East have adopted an operational control approach on the basis that it was felt to better represent their influence (or potential to influence), than other approaches available (i.e. financial or equity share). However, there were certain instances, where the accounting rules didn’t offer complete clarity, so some judgement…

… 1, 2 emissions plus Scope 3 and waste treatment only. iii. The scope and boundary of offsetting – Local (in-borough) voluntary standards may exist such as the UK’s Woodland Carbon Code, however there are none in CE at present and the current nature, extent, cost of offsets needs to be determined. iv. The cost of offsetting vs other low carbon investments – Very diverse range of cost…

… and options available for Cheshire East. A summary of these is provided below. 3. Carbon Neutrality Summary of recommendations Cheshire East Council should: • Understand the timing, availability and cost of using accepted, local offsets to achieve Carbon Neutral status under PAS 2060 (or equivalent). No previously established options exist. • If existing, accepted, local offsetting schemes

… not preclude investment in appropriate offset schemes outside of the borough. • Develop a standard with other authorities enable more transparent, reliable and consistent reporting of council led actions against such neutrality targets and claims. • Review ‘traditional’ certified offsets/carbon neutrality standards again closer to 2025 – the option to go down the international offset…

London Borough of Haringey

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… the Smart Homes scheme, with ECO funding and £6.5m funding from the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Grants of up to £6,000 were made available to private homeowners following a Green Homes assessment (with residents contributing at least 25% of the cost). With a value of £1.4m, a range of energy efficiency works were undertaken including internal and external insulation, boiler…

… in lower energy bills and more control over thermal comfort at home and at work. All households will live in homes that are warm in the winter and cool in the summers; homes that are desirable, warm, and affordable to run. Local energy generation is widespread and usage can be tracked, increasing awareness. Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels power Council buildings, homes and businesses…

…, the Council will work with other authorities across London to develop a business case for a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the opportunity for direct investment in renewable generation. Any Council new build projects that the Council delivers for schools and operational use will be designed and constructed to be Zero Carbon on site and maximise renewable energy generation. This is already…

… being designed into new buildings and planned to be delivered on sites such as the new council depot at Marsh Lane, the redevelopment at Osborne Grove Nursing Home and the residential new build at Edith Road. After 2027, the final stage will be to switch energy suppliers from carbon fuels (grid electricity, gas, diesel) and fund the purchase of green energy. This may include green electricity…

… positive measures. In response to this, the Council will lobby relevant bodies will reflect these barriers and work in partnership with homeowners to encourage and enable action. Co-benefits of healthy, warm homes Insulating homes with passive design solutions will deliver healthier homes for people to live in. Making people feel thermally comfortable in their homes mean they are less at risk…

London Borough of Haringey

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operational buildings becoming Net Zero Carbon by 2027, and increased action to improve the take up of active travel options. Although nationally the UK Government are aiming to become zero carbon by 2050, the Council believes this is too late to act. By 2050, the borough and beyond could be experiencing catastrophic weather events, and displacing people from their homes. The Council believe…

… at Osborne Grove Nursing Home and the residential new build at Edith Road. After 2027, the final stage will be to switch energy suppliers from carbon fuels (grid electricity, gas, diesel) and fund the purchase of green energy. This may include green electricity, green gas, electric vehicles powered by renewable electricity. Any services that have no choice but to emit carbon for core service…

…. In response to this, the Council will lobby relevant bodies will reflect these barriers and work in partnership with homeowners to encourage and enable action. Co-benefits of healthy, warm homes Insulating homes with passive design solutions will deliver healthier homes for people to live in. Making people feel thermally comfortable in their homes mean they are less at risk of physical…

…, with safe space to get to your destination by using any non- motorised set of wheels or by foot. The Council will have finished the deep retrofitting of all council-owned properties, resulting in lower energy bills and more control over thermal comfort at home and at work. All households will live in homes that are warm in the winter and cool in the summers; homes that are desirable, warm

… were made available to private homeowners following a Green Homes assessment (with residents contributing at least 25% of the cost). With a value of £1.4m, a range of energy efficiency works were undertaken including internal and external insulation, boiler replacements, double/secondary glazing and draught proofing. With 4,000 expressions of interest, a total of 1,250 grants were awarded. 72…

Medway Council

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…. Head of Strategic Housing Council; Residents Short Fully funded/Core budget or successful award of grant funding Delivered through existing staff  5.6 Regulate private landlords to ensure all rented homes in Medway comply with government Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards. Deal with any complaints received regarding properties being marketed as F rated under the government’s Minimum…

… and business case Head of Capital Projects, Assistant Director Regeneration Council Short to Medium  Fully funded/Core budget or successful award of grant funding Delivered through existing staff  5.2  Explore opportunities to deliver exemplar energy efficiency homes through the Housing Revenue Account   Head of Strategic Housing Residents Short  Partially funded/ Grant

funding to be secured - monitor external grant funding opportunities Delivered through existing staff  5.3 Priority Develop plans to ensure that all council housing stock meet the national and government targets for energy standards  Head of Strategic Housing Residents Long  In 2022/23 budget only and proposed budget for 2023/24 Funding requirements for future years to be scoped…

… of avoidable single use plastic and all single use products across Council owned buildings. Develop a timeline to work towards all council buildings being single use plastic free and all other sites (including schools and council events) Head of Capital Projects. Council; Young People; Schools; Community Short Funding to be secured Delivered through existing staff  2.19 Investigate…

… of Culture and Libraries Council; Community; Residents Short Fully funded/Core budget or successful award of grant funding Delivered through existing staff  2.21.3 (New) Work with partners to develop content (for example digital) to facilitate the sharing of information (education and learning) which will support local creative communities to apply knowledge practically. Head

London Borough of Merton

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new in the UK: 2 approved contractors - Offsite approach to retrofit at scale - Insulation + technology bolted on - 30 years energy performance guarantee ECO funding EnerPhit: Passivhaus retrofit Lessons to be learnt from Green Deal Housing providers to introduce higher rents for more efficient homes (government intervention) Innovate UK / LEDNet PAS2035: new retrofit standards What…

… action on homes. c) Key barrier to overcome: Lack of landlord education and a lack of national policy. Funding needed from government as well as support for the able to pay and legislation on rent charges linked to energy efficiency standards. Ideas include crowd funding for neighbourhood level action (including procurement), retrofit champions, consortiums with social housing providers…

…’ Manufacturers Influencers – good habits Young residents Interactions/interdependencies with other actions / ideas / sectors Linking healthy work place / schemes on green and healthy choices Any other thoughts (eg timings, resource, policy) 5. Green spaces a) Prioritised action: Community gardening, greening, rewilding. b) Key next step: Different activities such as planting trees…

….  Ensure that the energy infrastructure can accommodate the increase in electricity demand/ reduction in gas demand/ transition to green gas.  Facilitate local training programmes to address the skills gap for installing low carbon technologies.  Enforce standards for existing stock (eg Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards – MEES).  Future proof developments through planning: design houses

…? Stigma and prejudice against youth Lace of willingness to provide opportunities for young people Who needs to be involved? Council leads Heads of Departments and Head Teachers Mentors and advisers Adult climate change champions Interactions/interdependencies with other actions / ideas / sectors Behaviour changes Waste, air quality, planning, green spaces, energy Any other thoughts…

Burnley Borough Council

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…) for the charging of electric vehicles for certain building projects. The projects covered include most new dwellings with ‘associated’ (on site) parking spaces4. 3.7 In 2019, the Government announced the introduction of a Future Homes Standard for England by 2025. The standard will ensure that new-build homes are future-proofed with low- carbon heating and high levels of energy efficiency

… for the future; with implementation of this new standard starting from 2025. 3.10 The Government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy October 20216 sets out how the UK will decarbonise homes and commercial, industrial and public sector buildings, as part of setting a path to net zero by 2050 stating that “We will increase standards for new-builds in the 2020s to ensure that they are ready for Net Zero…

… systems installed, and boilers replaced with modern energy efficient systems. 5.29 During the winter of 2021/22 the Council is undertaking a project to implement Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards within the private rented sector following a successful bid to Government for additional resources. The programme will see every private rented property that is currently operating below the minimum…

standard of EPC rating E, brought up to at least this standard. 5.30 The Council operates a landlord licensing scheme that covers over 3,400 rented properties. Private landlords who rent out a property covered by the scheme must qualify for a licence to operate. Through this programme the Council work in partnership with the private rented sector to improve property condition - which includes…

… heating and insulation measures. 5.31 The Council is a partner in the Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL) consortium where local authorities utilise energy company funding to promote insulation and efficient heating systems in properties throughout Lancashire. Over the past year the partnership has been successful in securing £3.5 million pounds to improve the energy efficiency of Burnley’s homes

Northumberland Council

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… an inward investment into the county of around £1.6bn over the next nine years. This level of investment could create up to 11,000 local green jobs1. We will proactively work with national government, our strategic partners, local and national businesses as well as the financial services sector to access relevant funding opportunities and attract green investment partners. This Climate Change…

… to deliver a wide range of new projects over the next two years which are subject to successful funding applications. These include: A district heat network in Blyth, using heat from abandoned flooded mines Energy efficiency improvements to over 300 homes between February and September 2021 Installing up to 30 pavement chargers for Electric Vehicles in 7 locations across the county…

… on existing cropland and natural land that is converted to cropland. We will continue to work with our partners in our natural capital sector to progress integrated land use which enhances, safeguards sequestration and the associated biodiversity, whilst supporting local climate action and boosting rural economy. Priority Action Area 7 - Reducing Waste Northumberland County Council will support…

… be possible through effective and far reaching engagement and partnerships with residents, communities, businesses, visitors and central government. As shown in Figure 7, the completion of the activities needed to stimulate the green economy and achieve the net zero target, will be supported by Northumberland County Council in three different ways: 1. Working in partnership with the Public…

… environmental impacts within the Council’s commissioned services and wider supply chain. The new policy includes six strategic pillars for mandatory consideration at the early stages of every procurement and commission of external goods, works and services. Waste Reduction Improve Social Value Improve Health & Wellbeing Reduce CO2 & Green House Emissions Combat Modern…

Dacorum Council

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… for the new purposes of delivering on the climate emergency;  Work is being completed on the initial Action Plan, which will be to the point and effective, and embarking on the work associated with its delivery;  Develop a programme of energy efficiency works in relation to its General Fund buildings, part funded by Salix or other available grant, that will deliver reduced emissions and capture…

… been established:  Housing and Built Assets This will incorporate new build Council Homes, action to improve the energy efficiency and carbon output from our existing Council Homes, and similar improvements to our General Fund built assets.  Planning This will focus on the Climate Change Mitigation requirements of new development through the Local Plan. It will also take responsibility…

… elements o Measures to tackle anti-social behaviour o Landscaping options  Currently exploring a trial estate for a domestic landscaping survey on trees within HRA tenure 3.2 Energy grant applications: Two have been made - the first is for financial support, the second for support on effective options. The Green Homes Grant Local Authorities Delivery Scheme (GHG LAD). The grants

efficiency/clean heat/renewable generation measures across their own estate. The Energy Hub aims to support public sector organisations to be ‘bid ready’ to access the UK government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Fund in due course. The expression of interest is focused on Council owned community buildings, a waste depot and General Fund housing being used for Temporary Accommodation. We have also…

… finalised though preparatory work has already started. Some of these activities, such as marketing campaigns will need to be in response to external triggers and timelines – for example, the Green Homes Grant scheme which has been recently launched by central Government. Other activities can work alongside our own strategies and plans – such as tree planting events. 6.3 Set out below are some…

Wokingham Borough Council

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… the borough this year due to home-working and covid travel restrictions. • Innovation Valley Rewards app scheme launched. • £2.95m DfT grant for the Woodley to Reading Active Travel Route. • 176 active sockets installed, with a further 190 planned. • Feasibility study for on street and council owned car parks completed. Consumption Emissions: • The only element of consumption within this sector

… to the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme following a change in the fund criteria. A pilot project has been completed at three council- owned car parks within the Borough. A new technology that combines park and charge payments is currently being tested in Carnival Pool, Dinton and Shute End. If successful, this will be expanded at other potential sites. 1.1.4 Ensure that all EV…

… opportunities to work with the Government and private sector on pilot projects, crowdfunding, grants and loans or joint projects. Wokingham Borough Council - Climate Emergency Action Plan - Working Document Page | 9 Section Savings Transport 1 50% Reduction in ICE private car mileage 1.1 33% From EVs Registered 44,957 1.2 5% From Reduced travel 6,812 1.3 2% From Public…

… that local authorities are set binding carbon budgets due to the range of factors affecting local emissions that are beyond their direct control. However, it does recommend that local authorities consider Net Zero action plans for their own emissions and that they work in partnership to reduce area wide emissions. Despite this, the UK government still has not given much needed statutory powers

… in the near term and provides a long-term framework to enable industry to invest and deliver the transition to low-carbon heating, but focuses primarily on hydrogen. Unfortunately, despite the ambition, there remains no statutory powers or funding for local councils as part of this. The EV Infrastructure Strategy outlines the governments approach towards delivering the essential infrastructure…

Warwick District Council

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…  Government should set high standards for upgrade of existing homes and the building of new homes, with special focus upon social housing  Increase financial incentives that encourage people to adopt renewable technologies – especially for low income households  Statutory reporting of carbon emissions within the public sector should be re-introduced  Support energy efficiency, renewable energy…

… and implement policies that will deliver improved net zero carbon building standards - subject to national policy  Consider how town centres can develop as a focus for communities – for leisure, work and retail – and ensure these are accessible by means other than the private car  Ensure that green open spaces and cycle / pedestrian pathways are part of the design of new housing and regeneration…

… Action Programme ~ MAIN REPORT ~ 31.1.2020 5 Work Package 2 – Carbon Management Plan for the Council Council Workstreams – to target net zero by 2025 Energy efficiency (non-domestic)  Carry out energy audits across the whole Council non-residential property portfolio and implement low cost / no cost carbon reduction measures e.g. public buildings; car parks  Review sub-metering…

… transport shifts from the use of cars to cycling, walking and public transport through increase of safe routes and encouraging work-based changing facilities where locations permit  Engage local employers and encourage the introduction and investment in Green Travel Plans promoting low emission commuting schemes, best practice and remote working / home working.  Work with WCC, local

Council owned housing As a responsible landlord, the Council will need to invest in council homes to enable tenants to reduce their energy bills, have warmer homes and lower their carbon footprint. Actions could be to:  Review all Council homes to identify current standards and provide funding to expand the property retrofit programme needed to bring councils homes to the required EPC…

North East Lincolnshire Council

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… such improvements with scheduled regular maintenance to reduce costs. Improvements in energy efficiency also has the potential to deliver future utility cost savings to offset some of the investment costs. 5.4 By setting out our strategic aspiration for environmental action, we will enhance our opportunities to secure grant assistance or other external funding to assist with the transition to a net…

…, and recycling. A place where residents live in energy efficienthealthy homes and  where it is enjoyable, accessible, and affordable for everyone to travel sustainably every day. A nature rich place, where wildlife abounds, and  everyone has access to clean air and inspiring green and open spaces to protect health and enhance lives, with evidence of sustainable ecology,  environment and food systems…

… working we want to enable a local transition to more  sustainable travel.  10. Low carbon industry: by supporting our partners and industry in achieving industrial decarbonisation, including carbon capture and hydrogen  economy.   11. Enable low carbon new homes‐through our role as a policy maker and planning authority.  12. Climate‐conscious improvements to older homes, by supporting our partners…

…. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report introduces a proposed Carbon Roadmap and action plan (Appendix A) and public survey report (Appendix B). The next 20 years will require significant change in how we live our lives and manage our business to transform North East Lincolnshire into a thriving low carbon economy, powered by sustainable energy, where residents live in energy efficient, healthy homes

… and where it is enjoyable, accessible, and affordable for everyone to travel sustainably every day. We recognise that the council is part of a larger system of change and needs to work with others to achieve a sustainable future for our place. With limited resources, we must prioritise our actions to have greatest impact. We will do this by considering our strengths as an organisation and sphere…

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