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

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Download the full interview New Power Report 122 April UK100