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2019

April 12, 2019
London's new ULEZ and the local authority role in implementing clean air zones

APSE Energy’s latest view comments on the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), that came into force in London this week, and the local authority role and responsibility for implementing clean air zones. 

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April 5, 2019
The Local Authority EV Infrastructure Responsibility

A recent article in the Guardian stated that more than 100 local councils say they have no plans to increase the number of EV charging points they offer, 122 had a plan in place to increase the number and 62 said they were taking steps to increase the number without a formal plan whilst eight claimed they had no appropriate locations for installing new charging points. 

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March 22, 2019
Key Themes from the APSE Big Energy Summit 2019

A week on from the hectic activity of the APSE Big Energy Summit and now I’ve had time to take a step back and think of some of the issues that emerged

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March 8, 2019
Council's pledge to be carbon neutral

There has been recent interest from local authorities in making pledges, setting targets and generally tying themselves down to a date to be carbon-neutral. 

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March 1, 2019
District Heat Seminar: Experience and Expertise from Denmark and Nottingham

The latest APSE Energy event was held in association with Nottingham City Council and the Danish Board of District Heating on Tuesday.

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February 1, 2019
Two events attended by APSE Energy this week

Having attended 2 excellent events this week the breadth of the energy agenda seems to get wider and the importance of local energy related action more important. 

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January 25, 2019
The Local Authority Role in the Electric Vehicle Agenda

Recent research by Deloitte has predicted that electric vehicles will achieve cost parity with conventional vehicles as early as 2021 in the UK. Deloitte expects the global adoption of EVs to accelerate greatly in the coming years, with as many as 21 million being sold each year by 2030. The pace with which the technology is developing highlights the speed at which local authorities need to engage with this agenda and be in a position to provide effective infrastructure in the near future.

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January 11, 2019
Ofgem consults on changes to the licensing regime for suppliers

The recent demise of Economy Energy with 235,000 customers, highlights the difficulties of entering and surviving within the energy supply market. Ofgem are currently consulting on changes to the licensing regime for suppliers.

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January 4, 2019
Ofgem Default Tariff Price Cap

On the 1st January 2019, the Ofgem Default Tariff Price Cap came into effect with mixed reactions across the industry.

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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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