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Routes to reuse: maximising value from reused materials

Voters and tax payers have a strong interest in increasing the amount of material from households that is reused and therefore not sent to landfill or for incineration. In addition to the significant environmental benefits and social value reuse can create, there is a strong economic and business case for it too.

The potential for energy efficiency and renewable energy

Setting out the scale of the financial opportunities available to councils from energy efficiency and renewable energy sources

LGA response to DECC consultation: ECO help to heat

In summary, the consultation paper proposes a transition year in 2017-18 between the old ECO and the new refocused ECO which will run from 2018 until 2022.

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Allocation of voluntary redress payments in the context of enforcement cases

We welcome the consultation from Ofgem on the allocation of voluntary redress payments by energy providers and the aim of improving the process for the maximum benefit of energy consumers.

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Energising procurement

Energising procurement: National energy procurement category strategy

Energy is one of the largest controllable overheads in many council buildings. To insulate councils from wider energy price trends, and to benefit from the huge opportunities presented by new energy technologies and business models, councils must look to gain greater control over this spend. 

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Charging up the green recovery

Councils across the country are focusing their efforts on how we can lead the economic recovery post-pandemic. Communities have suffered during this period of hibernation and we need to ensure that we secure a recovery that delivers sustainable growth for all our residents.

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Decarbonising transport - Travelling less and the role of online opportunities

This briefing forms part of the Decarbonising transport series, a toolkit of seven evidence based policy briefings prepared for the Local Government Association by the DecarboN8 Research Network and the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions.

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Decarbonising transport - Growing cycle use

This briefing forms part of the Decarbonising transport series, a toolkit of seven evidence based policy briefings prepared for the Local Government Association by the DecarboN8 Research Network and the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions.

Decarbonising transport - Climate smart parking policies

Decarbonising transport - Climate smart parking policies

This briefing forms part of the Decarbonising transport series, a toolkit of seven evidence based policy briefings prepared for the Local Government Association by the DecarboN8 Research Network and the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions.

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Decarbonising transport - The role of buses

This briefing forms part of the Decarbonising transport series, a toolkit of seven evidencebased policy briefings prepared for the Local Government Association by the DecarboN8 Research Network and the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions.

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Make It Local

To deliver priorities for the public the Government needs to #MakeItLocal

Make It Local

By the start of 2025, we will have had a general election. This is a moment of opportunity.

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