Local Energy announces new partnership with Energy Saving Trust

Local Energy is very excited to announce a new partnership with the Energy Saving Trust (EST). Over the years the two organisations have worked closely together helping public sector bodies to understand the new rules, regulations and financial instruments that are driving the low carbon economy.


Local Energy has established itself as a leader in explaining the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme and through that best practice in estate management. The Energy Saving Trust is well known as the champion of low carbon schemes that benefit the community. As energy policy becomes more apparent it is increasingly clear that public sector bodies have responsibilities to themselves and their communities and these should no longer be managed separately.


From now on members of Local Energy’s CRC network ‘Carbon Saving Public Sector’ (CSPS) will receive access to the EST’s expertise in housing stock, tariff schemes, economic modelling, green finance and energy networks. This is in addition to the existing access to advice on the CRC, three workshops a year and a free audit.


Local Energy CEO said “the partnership with the Energy Saving Trust means that our network now offers even better value for money and we will become the ‘one stop shop for public sector bodies wanting authoritative independent advice tailored to their particular needs”


In the near future Local Energy will re-establish the helpline for public sector bodies meaning that managers will be able to discuss problems and get a quicker response.



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Last week saw the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published their reform proposals for the electricity market.

The draft legislation, “Planning our electric future: a White Paper for secure, affordable and low-carbon electricity”, sets out the government’s intention to reform the electricity market to meet the challenges of the coming decades.


Specifically, the White Paper highlights that over the next decade close to one quarter of existing power stations will close, requiring some £110 billion of investment to replace supply and upgrade the national grid. At the same time, electricity demand could double over the next forty years, and the UK is committed to reaching ambitious carbon emissions and renewable energy targets.


In response to these issues, the DECC is proposing measures to: “attract investment, reduce the impact on consumer bills, and create a secure mix of electricity sources including gas, new nuclear, renewables and carbon capture and storage.” Standing alongside this, the UK Renewables Roadmap outlines more detailed plans to accelerate renewable energy deployment, to meet the UK’s renewables target of 15% of all energy by 2020.