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LAEP into Action- The case for funding local energy plans

21 May 2024
Utility Week Forum Keynote Stage

One in four local authorities are working towards a local area energy plan (LAEP). However, for many already overstretched councils the cost and internal resources needed to complete this vital net zero blueprint have proved significant barriers to progress. With increasing pressure on statutory services, there is a risk that planning for net zero will be sidelined unless the government mandates action and provides councils the funding to deliver. 

This session will outline Utility Week’s campaign lobbying government to mandate all local councils to produce a LAEP and provide the estimated £40 million of funding required to achieve this.

The panel will be moderated by Utility Week editor James Wallin and will feature representatives of utilities, local authorities and expert observers.  

 



Chair Introduction
James Wallin, editor, Utility Week

Panel
Rory Mathews, senior policy and partnerships officer (Low Carbon), Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Chris Brierley, senior advisor, Energy Systems Catapult

Emily Wilson-Gavin, Head of Corporate Affairs, SSEN Distribution
Speakers
James Wallin, editor - Utility Week
Rory Mathews, senior policy and partnerships officer (Low Carbon) - Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Chris Brierley, senior advisor - Energy Systems Catapult
Emily Wilson-Gavin, Head of Corporate Affairs - SSEN Distribution

VISIT EUROPE’S ONLY PAN-UTILITY EXHIBITION!

Utility Week Live (21-22 May, NEC, Birmingham) is the energy and water industry’s biggest annual event. UWL will offer a host of new zones, features, and unmissable content designed to accelerate delivery - to a digitally enabled net zero future. Register FREE today.
 

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