Sustainable Energy Action Plan

The Liverpool City Region has set out its ambition to transform itself into a low carbon economy in which future economic growth is decoupled from the consumption of fossil fuels and their impact on carbon emissions. The SEAP will drive growth in decentralised energy generation and supply using renewable and low carbon fuels, delivering employment, investment and reduction in carbon emissions. The LCR SEAP has been prepared with assistance from the Government’s Climate change Skills Fund (administered by the Climate Change Local Authority Programme (CLASP). Work has been co-ordinated by Merseyside EAS with the support of Arup and the participation of the Local Enterprise Partnership and six City Region Councils, Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, SeftoShtml hintn, St.Helens and Wirral.

The SEAP can be viewed using this link.


The SEAP structure

The SEAP sets out a single co-ordinated programme to ensure the LCR is at the forefront of the transition to a low carbon economy, with all the economic, environmental and social benefits arising from decoupling economic growth from the carbon emissions, price and supply volatility increasingly associated with fossil fuels. The SEAP is presented in two parts:

  1. Part 1: sets out the purpose for the SEAP and economic and environmental benefits that can be realised through a single strategic LCR programme.
  2. Part 2: sets out the energy and CO2 baseline and priority actions for the LCR to enable delivery of the SEAP programme.

The SEAP will work alongside the LCRs Low Carbon Economy Action Plan which aims to create 12,000 new jobs in the low carbon sector by 2015.