Published: 10th Dec 2018

Photo by Black Rock Solar Traditionally, local authorities have not been regarded as key players in the country’s energy systems, but with national policy turning towards local generation, that’s set to change. Carolyn McKenzie, Chair of the Energy Working Group for the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) lays out a new role for place. Energy – how we create it, use it and save it – has been rising in public consciousness for quite some time now. While heated debate continues about the role of renewables vs fossil fuels, fracking and energy from waste, the shift from a reliance on national generation to more local generation and supply continues apace. It has to – according to EDF around two-thirds of our existing power stations are expected to close by 2030. This presents both a significant challenge, in terms of how we will … (To read the full article, subscribe below)