Local Energy Strategies

There are six Local Energy Strategies that cover the Greater South East region. The Local Energy Strategies are underpinned by the government’s Clean Growth Strategy, its plan for growth and the Climate Change Act.

In 2017 the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy funded all Local Enterprise Partnerships to develop local energy strategies. These strategies provide evidence to identify which local energy projects will bring most benefit to the region and thus inform the type of projects that the Net Zero Hub should support.

Key themes that have emerged from the Local Energy Strategies are:

Clean Economic Growth
Net zero carbon emissions by 2050 by driving growth in the low carbon and local energy sectors, ensuring local people benefit from the employment and skills development opportunities created.
Housing & Commercial Site Infrastructure
Securing a smart, modern, clean energy infrastructure which supports planned housing, industrial and commercial growth, and changing energy requirements.
Secure local, affordable consumption
Reduce energy demand and increase energy efficiency for domestic, industrial and commercial buildings and transport energy; reducing fuel poverty and improving air quality.
Position the region as a centre for innovation in the low carbon sector, where new technologies, processes, business and finance models are demonstrated and commercialised, and policy and regulatory barriers are challenged.
Partnerships and Energy Networking
Enhance and develop working across sectors and LEP areas, capitalising on low carbon energy challenges and funding opportunities arising from the Industrial Strategy and Clean Growth Strategy.
Local Economic Benefits
Ensuring communities influence and benefit from projects, the local energy supply chain is developed, and businesses are able to benefit from new technologies, driving productivity.

Buckinghamshire Local Energy Strategy

This Energy Strategy has been developed by Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership and the Buckinghamshire Energy & Resource Management Group, working and consulting with a range of national, regional and local partners.

Energy South2East

Coast to Capital, Enterprise M3 and the South East local enterprise partnerships have worked together to set down a clear vision for energy provision in the area.

Local Energy East Strategy

A partnership covering the three local enterprise partnership areas of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Hertfordshire, and New Anglia (Norfolk and Suffolk) collectively known as the LEE area.

Oxfordshire Energy Strategy

The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s Energy Strategy is fully aligned to both the UK Industrial Strategy and the Clean Growth Strategy. It will feed into Oxfordshire’s emerging Local Industrial Strategy and help inform the enterprise partnerships growth ambitions up to 2031.

South East Midlands Energy Strategy

Details the route map to secure clean energy for powering business and housing growth in the area and is in line with the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership’s local, national and international commitments to cut emissions and improve energy efficiency.

Berkshire Energy Strategy

The strategy is aligned with the Government’s net zero carbon trajectory, outlining the current risks to growth relating to energy structure and the role of the LEP in promoting clean growth and how this will be achieved through the low carbon transition period.

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