North of Tyne Combined Authority is a partner of the North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub, one of five Net Zero Hubs across England, funded by the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero.
The North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub is a collaboration of six Combined Authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships accelerating the transition to ‘Net Zero’ and a future of clean growth through local energy delivery.
The Hub enables, facilitates and accelerates Net Zero in the North East and Yorkshire by:
- Providing local areas with the capacity to accelerate and realise their Net Zero ambitions.
- Helping take local projects from idea to investment by developing funding strategies.
- Providing practical and financial resources to make Net Zero happen.
- Bringing partners together to deliver projects and increase local knowledge of Net Zero opportunities.
We actively support the transformation of projects across the North East into fundable propositions. In parallel, we are shaping the Local Area Energy Planning (LAEP) process in the region, which are costed and evidenced roadmaps to decarbonising heat, transport, energy efficiency of buildings and generating renewable energy on a local scale.
As a key partner of the Hub, we are closely involved in supporting a range of programmes driving Net Zero in the North East:
- Energy Project Enabling Fund: Further grant funding to help mobilise and deliver local clean energy and heat projects.
- Public Estates Decarbonisation Programme: Further support for local authorities to help decarbonise public sector estates.
- Community Energy North: Creating a programme of support to build the community energy sector and identify solutions for local authorities delivering Net Zero strategies.
- Domestic retrofit activity: Continuing to help local authorities to improve the energy efficiency of low-income households.
- Local Energy Advice Demonstrators (LEAD): Working with the government to pilot innovative approaches to local in-person energy advice, particularly aimed at digitally excluded communities and hard to treat properties.
More information is available on the North East and Yorkshire Net Zero Hub website.