Energy prices could hit Slough recovery
Slough Council’s financial recovery could be hit by soaring energy costs, officers have warned.
Council-backed energy firm collapses
Together Energy has announced today it has ceased trading, exposing Labour-led Warrington Council to heavy financial losses.
Council-backed energy firm close to collapse
Together Energy, which is 50% owned by Warrington Council, is close to running out of funding, according to reports.
Fixing the UK’s local energy supply problem
Liberal Democrat Climate Change spokesperson Wera Hobhouse explains how Community Energy can benefit local authorities and communities.
Urban densification is key to tackling cities' biggest challenges
Andrew Carter outlines why urban densification is a single solution to three of the biggest policy challenges we face, including the greatest one of all - climate change.
Stepping up to meet the retrofit challenge
The scale of the net-zero retrofit challenge cannot be overstated and needs a joined-up approach by local authorities and housing providers. But the opportunity ahead is truly transformative, says Stephen Fernandez.
Why not put schools at the heart of place-wide net-zero Carbon transition?
EQUANS is working with schools, councils, and Multi-Academy Trusts to benchmark their current energy and carbon consumption and provide detailed ‘Roadmap Reports’ that demonstrate how they can decarbonise and save energy.
Councils need the tools to tackle climate change
If the Government didn’t quite achieve its aims during COP26, it can still lead by example, harness the profile of the summit and work with councils to tackle climate change on our own doorstep, argues Heather Jameson
Good Cop or Bad Cop?
Financial predators may already be circling in answer to the question of where local government’s funding for climate action will come from, say Paul O’Brien and Mo Baines.
Five ways to improve energy efficiency in municipal buildings
Noreen Winhall explains how local government can take positive steps towards carbon net zero.
Climate action support – what’s new for the UK?
There will be much for local government to consider flowing from COP26 and the UK Government's recent net zero strategy documents, according to Jo Wall - and Local Partnerships has developed a range of free to use tools for the sector.
Ofgem threatens to revoke licence from Together Energy
The energy watchdog has threatened to withdraw the supplier’s licence from Together Energy, part-owned by Warrington BC.
CIPFA raises concerns over council company
Sutton LBC has been told it will have to invest more money into a troubled low-carbon energy project.
Council energy firms lose £100m
Council-owned energy firms have lost £114m over four years, according to new analysis.
Lagging behind the retrofit challenge
We risk deepening a divide between rich and poor and different parts of the compass unless we localise national retrofitting strategies, writes Jonathan Werran.
A masterclass in evolution
Chris Langdon of EQUANS looks at how a Staffordshire town is helping to lead the zero-carbon transition.
Families under pressure
As energy and food costs soar and pandemic financial support comes to an end, Chris Mahony asks what impact the pressures on low income families will have on stretched local authorities.
Warrington rebuffs call to end energy investment
Opposition members at Warrington Council have urged the authority to end its investment in a green energy company as the sector is engulfed in crisis.
Councils’ net-zero hopes dashed
There are no plans for new powers, frameworks or funding overhauls in the Government’s net-zero strategy, ministers have admitted.
Councils ask for national support on climate change
Councils have said they stand ready to take action to reduce carbon emissions, but require action from central government.