Here is a record of the policy responses we have submitted and our position on subjects that are receiving the attention of legislators. 

Letter to the BEIS Secretary of State about funding for community energy 

This letter outlines the critical funding 'gap' for feasibility and development of projects that will result from the ending of the Rural Community Energy Fund in March 2022 - and urges the SoS to extend and expand the scheme. (Please write to your MP in support of this ask. bit.ly/Write-MP)

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Follow up to BEIS Sec of State letter 

On 1 April we chased our previous letter to the Secretary of State

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2nd follow up letter to Secretary of State 

This follow up letter was sent by email extending our previous asks for a National Community Energy Fund to a plan and support for CE in the forthcoming Energy Bill and a detailed Community Energy Strategy to complement it.

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CEE response to Ofgem's local energy institutions and governance call for input 

Ofgem were seeking evidence around the development of sub-national energy planning, developing flexibility markets and real-time local energy system operation.

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CEE, CES and CEW letter to the Chancellor urging exemption for CE from 'excess profits levy'. 

The Treasury is looking into taxing excess profits from the wider energy industry including renewable energy generation. We wrote explaining why community energy should be excluded from this levy.

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CEE response to Ofgem's Call for Evidence on Electricity Distribution Business Plans for RIIO-2 

In February 2022, CEE responded to Ofgem's Call for Evidence on Electricity Distribution Business Plans for RIIO-2, comparing each of the DNO business plans and urging all DNOs to be required to produce a community energy strategy.

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