This briefing explores Electric Vehicle charging and explores the issues that an EV fleet transition will raise for Councils including location selection criteria for EV charging stations, issues around charging station design, tariff choice and integration of EVs into council electricity infrastructure
This briefing considers the implications for fleet procurement options in Australia, and provides a review of the current and coming range of Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) models under $100,000 – ones that may provide additional options for fleet replacement vehicles.
This briefing explains the main categories and features of the different EV technologies along with their potential long-term futures and, in addition, looks at some of the ways a council can smooth the transition of their fleet to plug-in electric vehicles.
The Energy Bill was introduced on December 8th. Most of the legislation will enable implementation of the Green Deal a scheme which provides capital for energy efficiency that is paid back through utility bills
A look at the stability of children’s social care services in England. This briefing is about the changing nature of the children’s social care population, returning to the theme that the children’s social care system is in difficulty – a widely-supported view at the end of 2019 by the National Audit Office, the Public Accounts…
The use of artificial turf as an alternative surface for sporting fields has been a topic of contention among local governments, communities, and climate experts. This briefing examines this tension, with a focus primarily on the urban heat impacts of artificial turf.
The Irish Government has published its ambitious plan for climate action and local authorities will have a big role to play. This briefing examines in broad detail the actions in the plan and how they relate to the local government system.
How will the local roles and impacts of universities change post-Covid-19? And what are the implications for local authorities and local leadership teams?
This briefing considers local authorities’ approaches to medium and long-term ‘strategic recovery planning’ of their cities, towns and communities in the immediate aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. It suggests possible frameworks for strategic recovery planning. and some of the contextual issues that places may face on the road to recovery.
Building on a framework of dimensions of autonomy, Mark Sandford, Senior Researcher at the House of Commons Library, looks at the mechanisms and processes that need to be in place to devolve and decentralise power. The analysis focusses on English local government, but the framework has wider implications and will be of interest within other…