Stirling and Glasgow councils have been highlighted by the Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) in a series of reports which considers how local authorities are continuing to progress various aspects of decentralised energy. It comes at a time when concerns over increasing carbon emissions remains, and it supports the important role in energy policy local government can provide. The report notes that local authorities across the globe are showing an increasing interest in energy. The NFLA report focuses on how councils can promote local energy projects in a challenging financial environment. It notes research and advice by the Association of Public Sector Excellence and the Solar Trade Association on how to unlock finance to fund renewable energy, district heating and energy efficiency projects.
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