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    Aims to help regional and local authorities plan sustainable energy activities in partnership.

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Step 1 - Initiating the collaborative process

Fri, 27/11/2015 - 00:00 -- Coopenergy

Whilst local and regional authorities maintain different functions, there are many instances where a joint approach to sustainable energy planning is beneficial. This may include:

  • To improve the coherence, effectiveness, acceptance, or legitimacy of a sustainable energy policy or plan (such as a SEAP)
  • To develop regional level instruments (e.g., a financial mechanism, planning tool, stakeholder involvement method) to help implement local action plans within the region
  • To facilitate joint working amongst the different political levels who influence sustainable development

As a first step, before a common vision and objectives can be developed,it is advisable to identify the different needs of the various stakeholders involved – starting with the regional authority. This can provide an initial draft of the vision which will evolve as other stakeholders become involved…