Decision details

Interim rapporteur report: Lancashire Energy Strategy

Decision Maker: External Scrutiny Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No


The Chair provided an update to the Committee on his initial findings as rapporteur on the Lancashire Energy Strategy. A single slide presentation was also displayed during the meeting (a copy is set out in the minutes).


It was noted that following the government's requirement in 2009 to reduce carbon emission by 36% by 2020, Lancashire had already met this target. Yet there had been significant change in approach and technology during the last ten years which it was felt that the council needed to catch up with. Much work was being done across the county but not necessarily in a co-ordinated way. It was suggested that either a task and finish group be established to review this further or that additional members of the Committee be invited to assist in a rapporteur capacity to help bring everything together.


Resolved: That;


  1. The interim rapporteur report be noted.
  2. County Councillor Ed Nash psc continue to rapporteur on carbon reduction on behalf of the External Scrutiny Committee.


Date of decision: 16/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 16/07/2019 - External Scrutiny Committee

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