Net Zero Hub

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The South West Net Zero Hub provides free strategic and technical support to the public sector and communities to support projects from the earliest stages of feasibility and development, through to investment readiness and delivery.

We are funded by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero as part of the government’s clean growth strategy, to help the UK to reach its target of net zero emissions by 2050.

Our objectives

  • Increase the number, quality and scale of local energy projects being delivered
  • Raise awareness of the opportunity for, and benefits of, local energy investment
  • Enable local areas to attract private and/or public finance for energy projects
  • Support and deliver national and local government schemes
  • Collaboration, co-ordination and sharing of best practice

Where we work

Our work supports the region’s ambitious plans for clean growth through a collaboration of seven Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) across an area containing 42 local authorities and stretching from Gloucestershire to the Isles of Scilly.

These are:

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The Hub is overseen by a Board that meets quarterly to monitor Hub delivery, agree strategic priorities, and make decisions on resource allocations.

The Hub Board is made up of representatives from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero and each of the seven South West LEP regions.

The Hub is hosted by The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) which acts as the Accountable Body for all Hub programmes.

As a team, the Hub is equally represented across the South West with project managers located in each of the greater sub-regions.

Net Zero Hubs

Our Hub is one of five local Net Zero Hubs in England. We work collaboratively to accelerate the delivery of local energy projects across the country.

Find out about the work of the other Net Zero Hubs: