Category Archives: CSPS 2011-12

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Should you purchase CRC allowances in advance?

  For some time now there has been speculation as to the potential advantage of buying allowances at the beginning of the phase and then surrendering them at the end of each year as required. Here at Local Energy we have developed a spreadsheet which can be used to work out whether it is worth […]

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Green Deal Network – Carbon Saving Public Sector 2012

The LGiU and Local Energy have been involved in carbon saving since our pilot network in 2008. For the first three years the focus was on the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme. With the landmark Green Deal due to launch in October, the 2012 Carbon Saving Public Sector network will prepare Local Authorities for this vital […]

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CRC Simplification Survey Results

During our recent events in London and Leeds we conducted a survey on the CRC simplification process. 14 public sector organisations responded, and the results show a clear scepticism amongst them that the changes will be a ‘simplification’. The key findings were: Only 14% of respondents thought that there would be a reduction in their […]

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CRC Audit Survey Results

We recieved 42 responses to our survey with interesting results. For the 35 organisations who completed an audit: For the 7 organisations who didn’t have an audit: Firstly, it was encouraging to see that 83.3% (35 respondents) had already completed an audit. For internal audits, this means that parts of an organisation that were not […]

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Energy Bill clears House of Lords – Non-domestic Green Deal delayed

The Energy Bill has cleared the House of Lords and is awaiting the final stage of its passage through parliament – Royal Assent. The Bill is expected to come into law soon. During the debate in the Lords on Tuesday 4 October, a large number of amendments were accepted. Some important changes have been made […]

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Local Energy Carbon Saving Public Sector (CSPS) November Events

  Our November Carbon Saving Public Sector (CSPS) events are now fast approaching, and so we wanted to update a little further on the main areas we will be covering: Emissions reduction and forecasting – what is your emissions reduction target for this year? What are the most cost-effective ways of achieving reductions and how […]

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A round-up from Local Energy’s CSPS July events

  The week before the CRC reporting deadline saw us hosting our Carbon Saving Public Sector 2011-12 launch events in London, Manchester and Newcastle. Timed to coincide with final report compilation and submission, the events provided the opportunity for our member delegates to go over their CRC requirements, resolve any outstanding issues, and learn from […]

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Solar financing scheme presentation from the Local Energy CSPS events

  With councils and the public sector now being offered a range of financial schemes to take advantage of government feed-in tariffs; we spent some time at our July events discussing the potential opportunities and downsides of the different solar options. At our London and Newcastle events we also heard from Craig Copeland, Director of […]

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CRC internal audit: a case study from Knowsley

  During our Manchester CSPS launch event we were pleased to have the opportunity to hear from Lynn Anders, Business Advisor to Knowsley Borough Council, on their experience of a trial internal audit. These audits are being carried out by KMPG, who are gearing up for conducting full audits of CRC participating organisations in the […]

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Local Energy CSPS 2011-12 launch event presentation slides

Following our CSPS 2011-12 launch events last week, you can now download the presentation slides from the material that we covered using the link below. If you have any questions about the areas covered, or would like more information on our Carbon Saving Public Sector members network and the CRC services we offer, you can […]