City Council delivered major energy efficiency enhancements to 2,050 buildingsand installed gas main connections to a further 570. Moreover, it protected 640 vulnerable buildingsto boilers repaired/replaced or have new heating tools installed, and havesupplied energy efficiency and fuel switching guidance and small-scale developments to a further 1,500 vulnerablebuildings. Also, it continued to work with over 45 community partners to supplywinter warmth protect to tens of thousands of vulnerable houses. In addition,it completed the 1,200 house solar PV projectand proceed White Rose Energy, an energy providercompany for Yorkshire, operated in partnership with Robin Hood Energy. Settingaims for future are challenging due to changes the policy, priority thatgovernment has imposed on energyefficiency, and shortage of investment. The Leeds City Council are continuingthe scheme for district heating for 2,200 council houses, and start connectingflats to the system in 2018, and target to attract 11,000 customers to WhiteRose Energy and continue to supply advice and small scale enhancements tovulnerable buildings and trial projects which explore various funding mechanisms;for example, looking at potential for social prescription; piloting smartenergy management and new tariff structures to decrease fuel bills; workingwith the University of Leeds on a revolving fund; and piloting ECO projects tomaximise the energy company funds which can be brought to the city to decreasereliance on European funding and government. Energy efficiency priorities and ambitions The 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. Green deal eco The Leeds 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. The policy approach is stood on the following points.
? Focus on ECO funding to protect council funded progress and Local Growth Fund. ? Criteria are to be as simple and, streamlined, as possible ? Engagement with partners, energy suppliers, and local members. ? Eligibility through two ways; first, Geographical zones based on deprived communities; and next, Eligibility for funding because of individual circumstances. Reducing Energy Costs Leeds City Council continues to protect occupants decrease their energy costs by: a) 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 inPembrokeshire in 2003. It is expected the six timber houses at Pentre Solar,near Cardigan, they will save occupants hundreds of pounds in annual livingcosts thanks to their A++ energy ratings. They also have solar roof panelscapable 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 Swanseabased consultancy, Seren Energy, are performance as agents and prepared theplanning 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 fuelpoverty in Carmarthenshire.Electricity generated from wind turbine power has the lowestcarbon footprints compared with other kinds of electricity generation. Nearlyall the emissions occur during the manufacturing and construction phases,arising from the production of steel for the tower, concrete for thefoundations and epoxy/ fiberglass for therotor blades.
These account for 97% of the total lifecycle CO2 emissions. This means onshore wind turbinepower has a relatively small carbon footprint range of between 10 and 20g CO2eq/kWh,considering not only emissions from the generationof electricity but those incurred during the construction, manufacture, and decommissioning phases. By comparing, averagelythe 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 diminishtargets. The Department of Energy & Climate Change, in 2011, estimated that6.
4 million tonnes of CO2 were avoided in the UK (more than thecarbon footprint of a city the size of Leeds), where onshore wind turbine powerdisplaces electricity generated from power generation of fossil-fuelled The nest is the WelshAssembly Government’s New Fuel Poverty Scheme and British Gas is the delivery partnerfor the program. The program is designed to make private sector buildings healthierand warmer places to live. The program suggests residences a range of free homeenhancements to help them heat the house more efficiently, warmer, and healthierwithout facing huge energy bills. The Nest program takes a whole buildingapproach to identifying what energy enhancement work would be most suitable,some examples contain: Boiler Replacement.Solid Wall Insulation.Loft and cavity wall insulation.Draught Proofing.