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Energy Bill can “unlock community energy across the UK”

  • by JW

Community energy is gaining more traction, more interest and more … power


This time last year, there was a real push for community energy in parliament:

Local Electricity Bill: “key to unblocking community energy” – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Another push is happening, with the latest news from the Power for People campaign group:

The Government’s Energy Bill has been revived and is now back in the House of Lords. This means that the amendments that we had tabled to it, intended to unlock community energy across the UK, are back as well. The amendments proposed would provide small-scale renewable energy generators with a guaranteed price for their electricity and allow them to sell that electricity locally. You can read more about them on our blog by clicking here.

We need your help to convince the Government to support these amendments. This is an excellent and opportune moment…

The Energy Bill is back

Community energy does indeed look very much like a win-win solution:

Campaign Facts — Power for People

Community energy is gaining more traction, more interest and more … power:

The Voice of the Community Energy Sector | Community Energy England

Community Energy England calls for more renewable support – reNews – Renewable Energy News

And that includes Devon:

Could you be a Torbay community energy champion volunteer? – Torbay Council

As well as the CPRE:

Community Energy Visioning – showcasing renewables done well – CPRE