What is the most effective and efficient way to decarbonise a city? There are thousands of low carbon options available and, although they present a significant opportunity to reduce energy bills and carbon footprints, there is often a lack of reliable information on their performance.
The higher levels of risk and uncertainty that emerge as a result of this lack of reliable information can be a major barrier to action, making it hard to develop a political, business or social case for investment in low carbon options. The methodology presented in this report attempts to address this problem.
The research explores the scope for the deployment of various low carbon options at the city-scale, and presents an analysis of the associated investment needs, financial returns, carbon savings and implications for the economy and employment.