Members of the UK100 network of local authorities have pledged to convert to using 100% green energy by 2050. Janet Wood spoke to the network’s director, Polly Billington, about taking a local approach to energy.
Ofgem should have more‘sandboxes’ (projects where temporary derogations are permitted) and they should “not be stuck at the demonstration level – get them bigger”
My hunch is that the regulatory framework has probably run out of road
There is a long way to go for local leaders in understanding the rapidly changing energy landscape and how theycan formally engage with it
I’m not convinced that the DNOs/DSOs know what their business model will be yet in the new environment, so they are trying lots of things out