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Municipal Energy - Local Leaders Forum

Municipal Energy - Local Leaders Forum

The role of political leadership in driving and facilitating local sustainable energy programmes
Wednesday 29 October 2014
De Montfort University, Leicester

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Seminar objectives

The APSE Energy local leaders forum is designed to consider the importance of local political leadership in delivering sustainable energy solutions to address the needs of communities.

The role of councillors as advocates, brokers and leaders in municipal energy programmes is absolutely vital to achieving successful outcomes, whether the objectives are to generate new long-term revenue streams for the Council to support local public services; address social and economic priorities within communities in tackling fuel poverty and promoting local employment and training; or facilitating community ownership and engagement in energy projects. Local leaders can articulate and represent community interests; facilitate engagement with various partners in the public, private and community sectors; ensure that municipal energy projects are prioritised within the budget setting process; build a political and corporate and community consensus around energy needs and deliverables; and provide the vision, drive and commitment needed to deliver successful schemes on the ground.

The local leaders forum will provide an opportunity for elected members to discuss their hopes and ambitions, consider the barriers to success and how to overcome them and to share experiences and diverse approaches to distributed energy and learn from case studies and examples of best practice.

This is a free event for APSE Energy members, and £50+VAT for non-members. This includes a full delegate place and information, arrival lunch and refreshments. The workshop will allow delegates to network over lunch.


Mark Bramah 
APSE Energy

Dr. Richard Williams 
University of Southampton

Dr. Hugh Ellis 
Town and Country Planning Association

Councillor David Rose 
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Rachel Toresen-Owuor
Buckinghamshire County Council

Councillor John Owen 
Derbyshire County Council

Professor Steven Griggs 
De Montfort University


Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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