Policy documents and consultations that may be of interest to community energy groups or that CEE is considering making a response to are included below (listed in date order of responses required). Draft responses will be added to this page for member comments along with our final submissions. If you would like to input into any of our responses, please email us.

You can view and download our previous consultation responses here.

Latest Consultation Opportunities

We are always working to keep this website up to date with relevant consultations. If you come across any consultations that you feel would be relevant to other people in the sector please send them to f.robertson@communityenergyengland.org.  

Review of electricity market arrangements

BEIS has launched this consultation which aims to identify the reforms needed to maintain secure supplies of power, driving significant investment in lower cost, clean technologies such as renewables, whilst ensuring efficient operation of the electricity system. A press release can be found here

This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 10 October 2022

Government's Net Zero Review call for evidence

The government has appointed Chris Skidmore MP, leader of the Net Zero Support Group of MPs, to conduct a Net Zero Review of its "approach to net zero to ensure it is pursuing the most economically efficient path to meeting its climate change commitments." and that it is "delivering net zero in a way that is pro-business and pro-growth." Many of the points they want to examine are areas in which community energy makes powerful contributions.

Chris Skidmore will meet stakeholders at roundtables and meetings. He is also on tour and we will try and get him to meeting community energy organisations.

Chris Skidmore was briefly a minister at BEIS and is on the Environmental Audit Committee (which produced recommendations on community energy in 2021, before he joined.) He founded the Net Zero Support Group of Conservative MPs to oppose the right-wing Net Zero Scrutiny Group who were spreading worries about the cost and value for money of pursuing net zero policies. He promised no 'rowing back' on Net Zero as a result of his review.

CEE will endeavour to assist members to make submissions. Watch this space for more details.

Deadline 27 October