Local authorities are key actors in facilitating the move towards a low-carbon local economy and promoting the uptake of sustainable energy measures. The Leadership for Energy Action and Planning project, co-funded by Intelligent Energy Europe, aimed to build the capacity of local authorities to do this. 

Leadership for energy action and planning means addressing the barriers to progress in tackling climate change and sustainable energy deployment by focusing on professional and political leadership, skills and knowledge, clear policy messages, and resources.

Resources for local authorities and built environment professionals to help stimulate ideas on ways to overcome barriers to deliver much needed sustainable energy projects (both energy efficiency and renewable energy) will soon be available below.