New Observatory! Energy and Environmental Observatory of Kent, UK

Data4Action

Kent’s data observatory has been incorporated as a priority within the Kent Environment Strategy. This, along with endorsement of the strategy across all local authorities in Kent, supports the long-term legacy of the observatory.Kent County Council is a strategic level authority which works with partners from local authorities, business and communities. Together the partnership has identified a number of high level priorities in terms of environment and related economic and health outcomes, which reflect key challenges and opportunities which the county faces with air quality, energy, transport, water, resources, severe weather, land-use change and biodiversity. Those priorities form the basis of the Kent Environment Strategy and delivery will be met through an implementation plan and the actions and activities detailed within it. Together these form our sustainable energy action plan (SEAP) incorporating wider socio-economic outcomes.
As public sector resources are increasingly stretched, it has never been more important to ensure that every decision, policy and project has a clear evidence based justification, and as part of the consultation on the strategy a central evidence base has emerged as a key need across our partners.
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UK – Local Energy Data Collection for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories

1 July 2015 This webinar informs participants about energy data collection practices in the United Kingdom, and provides practical advice and discussion on energy data gathering and processing for the purposes of establishing a BEI/MEI as part of a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP). The webinar notably drew on the outcomes and learnings from the […]

SWIMS: new tool for identifying impacts and responses to severe weather in Kent

The Severe Weather Impacts Monitoring System (SWIMS) is a web-based tool which helps organisations across Kent to build an evidence base and business case for taking action to address severe weather events.

European statistics: Council agrees rules to improve data for policymakers

  The Council approved an agreement reached with the European Parliament on new rules aimed at ensuring the quality and reliability of EU statistics. The new rules, amending regulation 223/2009, are intended to help policymakers take decisions on the basis of better statistics.

Energiluppen : new tool showing energy use in Norrbotten and Västerbotten

A new webtool “Energiluppen” that shows energy use in municipalities in Norrbotten and Västerbotten has been produced as a result of one of Nenets projects. The tool can be used to see the energy use historically in all municipalities and it is also possible to construct scenarios for future GHG-emissions, depending on how the energy […]