Low Carbon Thematic Objective

European Structural and Investment Funds
Delivery Conference
Friday 17th May 2013
Low Carbon Thematic Objective
Low Carbon Thematic Objective
 Thematic Objective (TO) 4
 Differences with Climate
Change (TO5) and Resource
Efficiency (TO6)
 ERDF only & eligible activity
 National Reform Plan and
Commission Position
The Low Carbon Workstream
 Members
 BIS, CLG, DWP, Defra, DECC, DfT,
 EA, Forestry Commission, GIB, TSB
 Civil Society, Core Cities, LGA
 Workstream Paper & consultation
 Guidance to LEPs
 Sub Committee Terms of
Reference/Membership (TO4,5,6?)
 LC Assessment Criteria
Targets (2020) and where we are now
EU target
UK target
Current UK level
Reducing Green House
Gas (GHG) emissions by
20% compared to 1990
Reducing GHG
emissions by 34%
compared to 1990
The UK GHG emissions
are currently 23% lower
than 1990 levels
Increasing the share of
renewables in final
energy consumption to
Increasing the share 
of renewable
energy to 15%
The UK is currently only
producing 3.8% of all
energy from renewables
Moving towards a 20%
increase in energy
Enhancing the
energy efficiency of
homes, business and
The UK has 10.6m
homes with cavity wall
insulation and 12.9m
homes with loft
insulation (of 125mm)
out of 25m homes
Government Policies
Green House Gas
(GHG) emissions
Climate Change Act 2008
UK Carbon Plan
Carbon Price Floor
Heat Strategy
Forestry Policy Statement
Greenhouse Gas Action Plan for Agriculture
Renewable Energy
Renewables obligation and feed-in tariff for electricity
Renewable Heat Incentive
Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation
Electricity Market Reform (EMR) via the Energy Bill
Gas Generation Strategy
Energy Efficiency
Enabling the Transition to a Green Economy
UK Green Investment Bank
Green Deal
The Energy Efficiency Strategy
Climate Change Levy & Climate Change Agreements
CRC energy efficiency Scheme
Plan for Growth
Priorities Based on Govt Policy, expect
GHG and renewable energy
targets to be met
 LCEGS Sector - with a focus on domestic retrofit
 Non domestic low carbon technologies and energy efficiency
 “Whole place” low carbon solutions - incl heat/cool networks,
design, transport, decentralised energy systems, demand mng
 R&D - development, innovation, adoption, deployment, cost
reduction of LC technologies and supply chains/ infrastructure
LGEGS Sector
Domestic Retrofit
LGECS sector supply chain growth
Low Carbon materials, goods, services
CCS, Energy Storage, Energy from Waste
RGF, LA, Vol Sector
Green Deal, Feed in Tariffs etc
Private incl EIB/FIs/Pensions
Adv Manuf Supply Chain Initiative
Non Domestic
Energy Efficiency
Low Carbon Fuels
Waste Prevention
Building Retrofit
 LA, Vol Sector
 Private incl EIB
Whole Place
 Whole Place eg SMART cities
 Decentralised Energy Systems
 Resilient Energy Infra. + Green/Blue/IT Infra.
 Low Carbon Modal Shift
 RGF, LA, Vol Sector
 Private incl EIB
 Local Sustainable Transport Fund
Low Carbon Technologies
Technology Centres of Excellence
Renewable Energy Roadmap Technologies
Low Carbon Vehicles/Fuels
TSB programmes
Research Councils
DECC – LC Innovation Fund, CCS Comm,
Offshore Wind Development
LA, Vol Sector, Private
Outputs and Results
Enterprises – number supported; private
investment; employment increase
R&D – enterprises co-operating with
research institutions; private investment;
new to market or new to firm products
Energy/Climate Change – additional
renewable energy capacity; households
with improved energy consumption;
reduced energy consumption of public
buildings; users connected to smart grids;
GHG reduction
An increase in the size of the LCEGS
An increase in the energy efficiency of
companies/ buildings/ transport
An increase in number of areas with
“whole place” low carbon plans
An increase in companies adopting
green practices
A reduction in GHG emissions
An increase in the share of energy
from renewables
A reduction in final energy demand