“Clover has asked me to let you know she has received your email. She has forwarded it to relevant City staff for their information.
I then got another reply:
“I have been asked to respond on behalf of the Lord Mayor. I am aware of many of the programs you refer to that are taking place at various scales locally and overseas and would be interested to see your thesis if you were able to email me a copy? I am actually in the process of writing the final chapter to the latest of the City’s Green Infrastructure Master Plans (on Energy Efficiency), and I am = looking for case studies of successfully operating programs. If your thesis has relevant case studies that would be great.
Manager Carbon Strategy
“City Sustainability”My reply was then:”Nik, here is the link to my thesis. I don’t have many case studies in my thesis. For broad studies, this study is a good one to read, as is this one. The Wikipedia article on PACE financing is a good introduction, also providing a history and the deployment status in all US states. On-bill financing is available in New York State, and if you do a search online then you will get plenty of results.”
“Great, thank you for these links James.”Regards
“DearNik,”I forgot to mention case studies for mandatory performance disclosure, energy performance certification (e.g. Green Star Performance and NABERS Energy), and environmental upgrade agreements (a form of on-bill financing), which have all been done in NSW and Australia in the commercial sector. I don’t know of case studies in the residential sector in these areas. What are the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities for extending these schemes into the residential sector?
- “The strengths are the huge potential for sustainable energy, much of which can be done economically, but policy support can help to accelerate development. Life cycle assessment could be a way of internalising current external costs, which can then be used to justify policy support to internalise externalities.
- “Weaknesses: the aggregated nature of the residential sector (particularly single-unit dwellings) and the low level of effective demand.
- “Opportunities: boost economic productivity, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, improve energy security, create jobs, improve international negotiating position for climate mitigation, and mitigate climate change.
- “Threats: incumbents such as energy utilities, fossil fuel generators and mining; ignorance; lack of expertise; and a change of policy/government causes instability and uncertainty.
Correspondence with the Lord Mayor and her office was forwarded to Councillors Mandla, Forster, and Mant. I had quite a bit of helpful correspondence with Councillor Mandla, who also included Chris Abood. I received an acknowledgement from a representative for Councillor Forster. I am yet to receive a response from Councillor Mant.