This Network looks at strategic, operational and technical issues which impact on local council actions in response to climate change. Covering a range of topics from green finance, to decarbonisation of frontline services, through to transport, housing and planning to support climate action, this Network also supports the development of council renewable energy schemes including energy management and efficiencies. Topics covered include examples of alternative energy sources, such as air and ground source heat pumps, solar PV, biomass and wind turbines. The Network considers the benefits and problems of installing, using and maintaining these technologies and outcomes for the service provider and wider community.
The APSE contact for this Network is Phil Brennan. The chair of this network is Cllr Robert Boswell of Preston Council