City Council delivered major energy efficiency enhancements to 2,050 buildings
and installed gas main connections to a further 570. Moreover, it protected 640 vulnerable buildings
to boilers repaired/replaced or have new heating tools installed, and have
supplied energy efficiency and fuel switching guidance and small-scale developments to a further 1,500 vulnerable
buildings. Also, it continued to work with over 45 community partners to supply
winter warmth protect to tens of thousands of vulnerable houses. In addition,
it completed the 1,200 house solar PV project
and proceed White Rose Energy, an energy provider
company for Yorkshire, operated in partnership with Robin Hood Energy.
aims for future are challenging due to changes the policy, priority that
government has imposed on energy
efficiency, and shortage of investment. The Leeds City Council are continuing
the scheme for district heating for 2,200 council houses, and start connecting
flats to the system in 2018, and target to attract 11,000 customers to White
Rose Energy and continue to supply advice and small scale enhancements to
vulnerable buildings and trial projects which explore various funding mechanisms;
for example, looking at potential for social prescription; piloting smart
energy management and new tariff structures to decrease fuel bills; working
with the University of Leeds on a revolving fund; and piloting ECO projects to
maximise the energy company funds which can be brought to the city to decrease
reliance on European funding and government.
efficiency priorities and ambitions
aims and strategies within Leeds have been upgraded to a longer-term view and recent advice:
a) Leeds Climate Change program is 40% CO2
diminishes from all parts of 2005-2020,
60% from 2005 – 2030 and finally 100% from 2005-2050.
b) Affordable Warmth Strategy 2017:
development the average SAP rating of buildings in Leeds to band C by 2020, also
to ensure that no buildings are below band E by 2030.
City Council intends to enhance a city region-wide
approach to performance the forthcoming Eligibility policy initiative through
the regulations of 2017/18 Energy Company Obligation, via the Better House
Yorkshire scheme, the council of Leeds City Statement of Intent coordinates
within the mentioned framework.
policy approach is stood on the following points.
on ECO funding to protect council funded progress and Local Growth Fund.
are to be as simple and, streamlined, as possible
Engagement with partners, energy suppliers, and
Eligibility through two ways; first, Geographical zones based on deprived
communities; and next, Eligibility for funding because of individual circumstances.
City Council continues to protect
occupants decrease their energy costs by:
White Rose Energy that will obtain 11,000 customers by the August 2018 and
will continue to expand it. The main target is to acquire customers from
across the area. Part of the acquisition program is to bring regional local
authority and housing association partners onboard
through a formal service level agreement. This will bring much better
reciprocal opportunities for promotion that should equate to improved sign-ups. By the end of the 12 months, it begins to create funding for fuel poverty
alleviation plans through the surplus.
b) Warmth for Wellbeing continues to provide independent face to face
guidance on assistance with fuel bills and switching energy suppliers.
One of the first Wale solar villages launched in
Pembrokeshire in 2003. It is expected the six timber houses at Pentre Solar,
near Cardigan, they will save occupants hundreds of pounds in annual living
costs thanks to their A++ energy ratings. They also have solar roof panels
capable of developing 6000kWh a year. The Welsh Government granted the start-up
£140,000 to support create its production base for the houses that have 11in
(28cm) of insulation. With access to a shared electric car and low energy use,
the company claimed occupants could avoid up to £2,000 a year in living costs.
Community Energy in Pembrokeshire is applying for a single wind turbine of up to 77m in height. A Swansea
based consultancy, Seren Energy, are performance as agents and prepared the
planning application and have carried out technical services for this proposal.
The Managing Director of Seren Energy, Steve Hack, is a Director of Carmarthenshire Energy, a social enterprise protecting community renewable energy and tackling fuel
poverty in Carmarthenshire.
Electricity generated from wind turbine power has the lowest
carbon footprints compared with other kinds of electricity generation. Nearly
all the emissions occur during the manufacturing and construction phases,
arising from the production of steel for the tower, concrete for the
foundations and epoxy/ fiberglass for the
rotor blades. These account for 97% of the total lifecycle CO2 emissions. This means onshore wind turbine
power has a relatively small carbon footprint range of between 10 and 20g CO2eq/kWh,
considering not only emissions from the generation
of electricity but those incurred during the construction, manufacture, and decommissioning phases. By comparing, averagely
the emissions from power generation of fossil-fuelled in the UK was around 550gCO2/kWh.
As a conclusion, onshore wind turbine power can make a contribution to carbon diminish
targets. The Department of Energy & Climate Change, in 2011, estimated that
6.4 million tonnes of CO2 were avoided in the UK (more than the
carbon footprint of a city the size of Leeds), where onshore wind turbine power
displaces electricity generated from power generation of fossil-fuelled The nest is the Welsh
Assembly Government’s New Fuel Poverty Scheme and British Gas is the delivery partner
for the program. The program is designed to make private sector buildings healthier
and warmer places to live. The program suggests residences a range of free home
enhancements to help them heat the house more efficiently, warmer, and healthier
without facing huge energy bills. The Nest program takes a whole building
approach to identifying what energy enhancement work would be most suitable,
some examples contain:
and cavity wall insulation.Draught