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

HMT Business Rate review response (section on reliefs and multipliers) 

CEE has recommended that community energy receive 100% business rate relief set by central government. And that the business rate system should promote the achievement of net-zero and energy efficient buildings.

The section on Plant and Machinery valuation, which caused huge rate hikes for rooftop solar, is due on 31 October. Our draft response is accessible via our Current consultations page. Government is looking for concrete evidence that the current regime is deterring investment in onsite renewables in order to change the policy. If you have that evidence please add it to our response.

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Comprehensive Spending Review representation 

The CSR has been postponed. When eventually published it will set government spending and investment for 2021-24.

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Ofgem RIIO-ED2 Methodology Consultation 

This is a response by Community Energy England from September 2020 to Ofgem's RIIO-ED2 methodology consultation.

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Joint response to the Feed-in Tariff Extension consultation 

Community Energy England, Community Energy Wales and Community Energy Scotland collaborated with assistance from Local Energy Scotland and many members, in collating information on the needs of community energy projects still endangered by Covid-19 impacts despite the extension of the deadline to 30 September. We also collated community hydro responses to BEIS's proposal to extend their FiT deadline by 12 months.

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CEE response to the My BEIS enquiry 

The BEIS select committee 'My BEIS inquiry' asked for input on the issues they should scrutinise from which they would select 12 to make a pitch to the committee for which should be prioritised. CEE's submission was not taken forward but they emphasis that all submissions will feed into their work. In the 200 pitches community energy was mentioned 82 times. They can be read and the pitches watched via the BEIS select committee pages on the parliament.uk website.

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CEE response to the Labour Policy Forum on the Green Recovery and the Environment 

CEE's response to the Policy Forum is here: https://www.policyforum.labour.org.uk/commissions/people-and-communities-at-the-centre. You can vote for it if you agree. Emma also attended a roundtable with Ed Miliband and the other shadow BEIS ministers.

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