Working with local authorities

As employers, landlords, policy-makers, energy consumers and civic leaders, local authorities are key players in the shift to reducing the energy we use, getting more from renewable sources and tackling fuel poverty.

Local authorities

CSE provides a range of services for local authorities designed to help councils meet their current targets and commitments more effectively and to develop their role in building a low-carbon, sustainable energy future for their local area.

The services we typically provide cover:

Toolkits and support in assessing and benchmarking performance on carbon reduction and tackling fuel poverty.
Islington  |  Easington |  Wakefield  |  Sefton

Strategy development including energy efficiency strategies, fuel poverty/affordable warmth strategies, renewable energy strategies and carbon reduction strategies.
Cornwall  |  Bournemouth and Poole |  Devon  |  Dorset

Planning policy support, specifically with respect to sustainable energy and renewable energy policy.
Bristol  |  Plymouth  |  West Sussex

Technical consulting support including buildings audits, detailed technology feasibility studies, data analysis, GIS heat mapping and associated local analysis.
Bristol  |  Mendip  |  GLA  |  South West England  |  East Midlands

Staff training, energy champion programmes and energy awareness campaigns.
Bath & North East Somerset  |  Fenland and East Cambridgeshire

Download our 'Support for local authorities' services summary here.

For an informal discussion about how CSE can help local authorities contact Janine Michael, Head of Development by phone (0117 934 1414) or email.

Local partnerships
CSE works in close partnership with all nine local authorities in the Bristol and Somerset area* on initiatives to cut energy use, tackle fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions.

Activities include outreach events to reach specific types of householders, the training of other professionals and promotion of energy saving. Examples include Warm Streets, Somerset West Hard to Treat and the Bristol Energy Efficiency Scheme.

Getting out and about
We like meeting the public and our energy advisors are friendly, approachable, engaging and knowledgable. We can be found at large county shows and small local community events, in shopping centres, town centres, health centres and sport centres, in doctors' surgeries, flu-jab clinics and prisons, and festivals, carnivals and fetes. In fact anywhere where people gather.

We also do presentations to community groups and school workshops on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

See our Energy Advice Diary for details of where we've been, and where we're going.

* These are the unitary authorities of Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, and the district/borough councils of Mendip, Sedgemoor, South Somerset, Taunton Deane and West Somerset