Kent County Council
Director: Carolyn McKenzie
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.