Local Energy is a social enterprise established by the LGIU in 2010 to manage the growing volume of work in green deal, carbon reduction, climate change and energy efficiency.
Local Energy exists to help organisations manage the risks associated with ever-changing legislation on climate change, carbon emissions and energy efficiency; as well as to take advantage of the opportunities offered by renewable energy technologies and incentive schemes. Most of our current clients are in the public sector.
Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) work
One of the core areas of Local Energy’s work has been the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC). Initially within the LGiU and later as Local Energy, we have run three successful CRC learning projects, which gave participants the opportunity to participate in a mock auction and to trade ‘virtual’ carbon allowances, at a time when these were new and untested elements of the Scheme.
The aim of our CRC projects is to ensure that public sector organisations manage the risks and opportunities associated with participation in the Scheme. This means supporting organisations to be compliant and up to speed with the regulations and reducing the associated financial risks. We also aim to help participants to reduce carbon emissions so we offer support on producing and implementing carbon reduction plans, analysing marginal abatement costs for carbon reduction, and taking advantage of renewable technologies and incentives.
Being a dedicated public sector network of over 100 organisations also means that our clients benefit from inter-organisational learning, sharing innovation and best practice across local government, health, education and central government.
Local Energy is an authorised Green Deal provider (GDPA124). In common with all our work we will be endeavouring to work closely with Local Authorities and other public sector bodies to help them use Green Deal as an effective tool to improve energy efficiency.
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