Paul Whittemore, Communication specialist, UKRI/Innovate UK Ofgem SIF and PFER programmes
10 March 2022
New research published this week has found that tailoring Net Zero projects to local circumstances would bring much greater energy savings and social economic benefits, at much lower cost, than a uniform approach taking no account of place. The study, by PwC, Otley Energy and University of Leeds, was commissioned by Innovate UK as part of the Prospering from the Energy Revolution challenge programme. Of importance for all involved in net zero planning, the report supports the government’s Net Zero Strategy with a proposal for a new local net zero delivery framework, to link up national policy with local net zero delivery as part of a whole-system approach.