Net Zero Support

Local authorities who have declared a climate emergency are seeking ways to achieve their targets. Development of local low carbon energy is part of the solution. Here are some resources that will be of interest to you.

Climate Action Plan Explorer

The Climate Action Plans Explorer (CAPE) is a new online facility that gathers together all available local authority Climate Action Plans from across the UK. You can use the Explorer to learn from what others are doing and replicate the best ideas to work more effectively towards your climate goals. Click here to learn more about how you can use the Explorer.  Click the button below to access the Explorer.

Access the Climate Action Plan Explorer here


SCATTER is a FREE tool for local authorities, to measure greenhouse gas emissions and build carbon reduction plans. It’s recognised by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Find out more and sign up now

Retrofit Playbook

The UK Green Building Council has developed a resource for local authorities, designed to support the development of retrofit policies and initiatives. The Retrofit Playbook is accompanied by an interactive map, a live resource, which highlights leading local authority retrofit policies across the UK. Use the map to help you or to promote your own best practice.

See the Retrofit Playbook


Hotmaps is a FREE open-source online software that supports local authorities to set up a strategic heating and cooling plan for their area. Strategic heating and cooling planning means to develop an action plan to achieve a long-term vision of the heating and cooling supply. Click on the button to learn more and access the Hotmaps toolbox.

Access Hotmaps here

Power Paired

Are you looking for a site for your community energy project? Or would you like to support locally generated, renewable energy on your land or building, but aren’t able to develop a project yourself? Power paired is an online facility developed by Forum for the Future, which helps connect community organisations that want to develop an energy scheme with organisations that have a potential site available.

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Energy Saving Trust - Fleet Support Team

Advice is offered by the Energy Saving Trust to help vehicle fleets become greener and reduce both carbon and running costs. The service is funded by the Department for Transport and provided at no charge for most private and public sector organisations in England. The Trust’s Fleet Support Team offer five different fleet reviews to suit your organisation type and needs, including HGVs. The Team will provide you with an analysis and recommendations. You may also qualify for support to implement improvements.

Learn more about Fleet Support

Local authority guide to contracting PAS 2035-compliant retrofit

Local Energy North West Hub and The Retrofit Academy have collaborated to produce a new guide that aims to help local authorities find the best way to deliver retrofit works that comply with PAS 2035.

Download the guide

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