DCLG plans to penalise CRC non-qualifying councils

Government has issued a Technical Consultation on the 2015-16 Local Government Finance Settlement. It is proposed that local authorities who previously qualified for participation in the CRC (in Phase 1), but who no longer qualify due to the withdrawal of schools from the scheme, will receive a reduction in funding to compensate for the loss of tax […]

Local Energy news: New season, new staff, new office!

Autumn is upon us, and with the change of season Local Energy is pleased to announce that we have grown. We moved into our new office in Manchester on 1st September. Peter Chasmer, who has recently been promoted to Head of Green Deal Development, will be based at 53 Portland Street, Manchester M1 3LD (known as ‘Manchester One’) […]

Energy Efficiency Project Manager

Job vacancy with Local Energy

Job title: Energy Efficiency Project Manager Salary: £20 – 25K pro rata (dependent on experience) Terms: Part time (3 days per week), 1 year contract Overview This is an exciting new post where you can play a key role in the delivery of a Green Deal contract with local authorities in the Portsmouth/Southampton area – the Solent Green […]

DECC has launched the UK's first ever Community Energy Strategy

Community Energy Strategy launched

On 27th January, DECC launched the UK’s first ever Community Energy Strategy. The general response from experts and NGOs is positive and implementation is expected to lead to the growth of thousands of local community energy organisations. The Secretary of State has written to all Local Authorities asking for a step change in their support. The Strategy identifies four […]

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Local Energy newsletter: Join our new, free public sector network; CRC registration deadline approaches; latest on changes to ECO and Green Deal

The first Local Energy newsletter of 2014 has just been published. You can read the newsletter in full here. To receive future copies direct to your inbox, please complete your details in the ‘Join our mailing list’ box on the right of the page.

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CRC annual report publication (ex-league table)

The Environment Agency intends to release the 2012/13 CRC Annual Report Publication (ARP) on Thursday 14 November 2013. The EA will email participants on Thursday morning with the publication in the form of a spreadsheet plus an accompanying report. Approximately two hours later they plan to publish the ARP on their CRC webpage (unless there […]

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Deadline 31 Jan 2014

CRC Phase 2 registration window now open

The Environment Agency has advised that the registration window for Phase 2 participants is now open. Organisations that qualify for Phase 2 of the scheme must register by 31 January 2014.  NB Consumption through AMR meters does not count towards Phase 2 qualification. There is currently some misleading information circulating that all electricity supplied through […]

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CRC Phase 2: Schools out… in England only

Local Energy understands that a draft Statutory Instrument – the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Order 2013 – was laid before parliament on 4th March. The Order is expected to replace the current legislation by May, in time to implement revised rules for Phase 2 qualification and registration. The changes have been widely debated since their […]

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Environment Agency

EA publishes updated guidance for CRC Phase 1

The Environment Agency has published updated guidance for CRC Phase 1 participants, including detailed advice on the revised reporting requirements for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 compliance years. This guidance contains a number of changes that take effect immediately, so we strongly recommend that you re-examine your energy supplies at the earliest opportunity. We expect that […]

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Local Energy is an authorised Green Deal Provider (GDPA124)

Earlier this year Local Energy became a green deal provider. Since that point we have been completing the mechanics of becoming a fully fledged provider, building up a network of contacts and trialling our ideas as part of the Pioneer Places Fund work.

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