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The Committee on Climate Change has announced today that the Government should continue on the lowest-cost path towards the legal requirement to reduce UK emissions by at least 80% in 2050 on 1990 levels, and it should commit to an emissions reduction of 57% by 2028-2032.


A survey of 80 community energy groups with some 11,000 members in total has been conducted on behalf of Community Energy England and has revealed some startling statistics.


Local authorities across the UK and abroad are proving that taking a sustainable approach to their operations and services delivers multiple benefits, such as improved performance, lower costs and better outcomes for their communities. Climate change or sustainability themes are embedded in national policy and appear in different guises and services areas.


DECC has released their response to the Feed-In Tariff (FiT) pre-accreditation consultation this afternoon (available at:


Welcome to the latest CLASP information digest.

This last month has seen unprecedented changes made to renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives in the UK and we bring you a summary of those.


The latest set of UK local authority and regional carbon dioxide emissions national statistics for 2005-2013 were released last week and CLASP have produced a briefing on this for CLASP and APSE Energy members (kindly funded by APSE). 


Welcome to the CLASP Update for June.

This contains a quick round-up of post-election news on Bills and Minister, plus changes to wind energy policy, news of funding, fuel poverty stats, community energy resources and a number of events taking place in July.



Learning from the Swedish approach in technology procurement and introducing DEPA –a procurement co-operation between municipalities in the UK and their peers in Sweden.



CLASP has been working with the Lake District National Park and Cumbria Action for Sustainability to develop a pack of resources (both physical and electronic) for use when supporting rural communities with low-carbon energy planning.


CLASP's latest policy, new, funding and resource digest (7th May 2015) is now available online and includes: