Kent County Council is the largest county geographically in the UK and has a population of 1.6m. The area is very diverse, with some very affluent areas, but also areas of high deprivation. The County is highly rural, and there are no large cities, though the future urban growth plan is quite extensive.

Kent County Council is the strategic authority for the region with a turnover of around €2bn, over 1000 buildings, approximately 600 schools and an energy bill exceeding £25m. Responsibilities include adult social care, education, local transport, waste and the Environment. KCC play a strategic role also with regards to special planning issues and housing, including energy efficiency retrofitting.

As part of our strategic role the Sustainability and Climate Change Team in partnership with and provides help and support to the 12 districts (municipalities) in Kent as well as the unitary authority Medway. This is demonstrated through our Climate Local Kent Programme, The Climate Change Network and the Kent and Medway Green Deal Partnership.

Key areas of focus include:

  • Energy management in buildings (public sector)
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Domestic Sector Energy Efficiency Retrofit
  • Community Renewable Energy Generation
  • Behaviour Change.

The Sustainability and Climate Change Department is also in the process of setting up a DATA HUB for energy issues. and is member of ENERGee Watch.

News

The Data Access Guidebook for Sustainable Energy Action Plans has been released!


Energy data is crucial for identifying trends in the economic priority sectors to target energy policies and to ensure energy efficiency improvements and increased renewable energy deployment. These measures can then be built in to sustainable energy policies and plans, and their national and local implementation progress can be monitored periodically. . The Data Access […]

European Conference on the Energy Transition – Data4Action – 26 Jan 2017 in Bordeaux


    The European Energy Transition Conference is the main annual meeting of local energy transition stakeholders: elected representatives in charge of energy, climate plans or planning, heads of local authority departments, businesses and civil society. Every year, they analyse the main trends at work behind societal changes and the challenges faced by local authorities. […]

DATA4ACTION Conference: Observatories for Energy and GHG, a strong support to the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy


  Regional and local public authorities design, implement and monitor Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAPs). The Covenant of Mayors initiative provides support at each stage of this process. However, the success of these tasks as well as the improvement of the SECAPs can be guaranteed only through the availability of energy and GHG […]

Data4Action – New Regional Energy & GHG Observatories


Within the Data4Action project, 4 Regional Energy Observatories: Oreges Rhône Alpes (FR), Energieluppen of Norbotten(SE), Ligurian Energy and Environment Observatory (IT) & Climate Observatory Nord-Pas de Calais (FR) have supported the creation of 6 new ones in Alba (RO), Carkow Kilkenny (IE), Torino (IT), Plovdiv (BG), Zlin (CZ), Kent (UK) and Greece. The regional observatories […]

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Publications

DATA4ACTION Data Access Guidebook for SEAPs


Energy data is crucial for identifying trends in the economic priority sectors to target energy policies and to ensure energy efficiency improvements and increased renewable energy deployment.

Data Access Guidebook for Sustainable Energy Action Plans – UK


Energy data is crucial for identifying trends in the economic priority sectors to target energy policies and to ensure energy efficiency improvements and increased renewable energy deployment.

Multi-Level Governance Guidebook and 60 Best Practices!


Through COOPENERGY the project partners have sought examples of how local and regional authorities across Europe are collaborating – successfully – with each other to develop and deliver sustainable energy action plans (SEAPS) and initiatives. From over 150 submissions to our European survey held in summer 2013, we have selected 60 of the best examples of collaboration, […]

Climact-Regions, Observation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions


The GHG observation system is a powerful tool and the choices of a methodology and approach for implementing it are not neutral. In fact, they contribute strongly to building a representation of the regional impact of climate change and a framework for identifying areas of responsibilities and priorities for action. The tools for GHG accounting […]

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