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On the 18th November Amber Rudd made a speech entitled “New Direction for UK Energy Policy” which had been eagerly awaited as a “policy re-set”. 

It received a mixed response. The proposed switch from coal to gas was akin to "trying to go dry by switching from vodka to super strength cider" according to Green MP Caroline Lucas.


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.


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


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:


We are pleased to announce that from the 1st April 2015 Climate UK CIC ( have committed to take on the CLASP brand and objectives and to maintain a limited provision of CLASP’s core services for two years while seeking to establish the programme as a sustainable service going forward.