Sussex University research, awarded distinction, reflects on the experience of Birmingham Energy Savers and recommends modifications to Green Deal policy enabling it to make a better contribution to strengthening local economies and maximising opportunities for local supply chains. 

‘The Green Deal and energy efficiency supply chain development: Policy lessons from a case study of Birmingham’, is based on the dissertation research by Anna Watson, author of Localise West Midlands’ 2010 report, Own Goal: the Globalisation of Football Finance.

Anna Watson Attwood award eventAnna, at a civic reception, where Jon Morris, Matthew Rhodes and Keith Budden received an Attwood Award on November 4th from the Lord Mayor, Len Gregory at the Council House.

This celebrated their development and promotion of the Birmingham Energy Savers scheme within ‘Be Birmingham’ and the council, right through to delivery.

Anna concludes with recommendations for local and national government and, as the LWM briefing says, this should be useful reading for all those involved in the development of the retrofit agenda.

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Click here to read the Policy Briefing.


Localise West Midlands, which promotes local supply chains, money flow, ownership and decision-making for a more just and sustainable economy, congratulates Anna and adds contact detials for a full copy of the report:

Anna Watson:,