As the green revolution accelerates, the University of East London (UEL) is leading a consortium to help eastern UK businesses and organisations to decarbonise communities, buildings and transport more rapidly.
While organisations are responsible for decarbonising energy infrastructure under their control, it is proving difficult to decarbonise in real markets at the speed and scale to avoid dangerous climate change.
The Eastern New Energy (ENE) project is collaborating with business (particularly SMEs), councils, housing associations, communities, universities and other research bodies as well as households and individuals to better understand the barriers to decarbonising their communities, buildings, transport and lives. The project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It is helping businesses develop new technology, while also analysing barriers to uptake of low carbon practices with practical solutions on the ground.
The programme covers the counties of Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Rutland and parts of Lincolnshire and Essex.