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

Joint letter to the Chancellor in support of SITR for community energy 

Community Energy England wrote to the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, urging him to re-instate Social Investment Tax Relief for community energy in the Budget on 11 March 2020. The letter was co-signed by twelve other organisations

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CfD Consultation response 

Community Energy England worked with Community Energy Scotland, Community Energy Wales and members to respond to this consultation on reforming the CfD scheme to offer support to onshore wind and solar. Despite strong emphasis on community engagement, support and benefit the proposals leave community energy completely unsupported. We urge support for community energy as essential to achieving net zero, suggesting a Community CfD and urge mandatory co-ownership and community benefit requirements.

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CEE spring budget submission 2020 

In February 2020 CEE wrote to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to feed into formulation of the Spring Budget on behalf of the community energy sector.

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Housing, Communities and Local Government Future Homes Standard: consultation response 

In February 2020, we responded to the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government's consultation on proposed standards for energy efficiency in future housebuilding.

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CEE, CEL & CES Joint Response to UK Power Networks Digital Strategy Consultation 2020 

In January 2020, we worked with Community Energy London and Community Energy South to submit a joint response to UK Power Networks' Digital Strategy Consultation, highlighting the opportunities, obstacles and past successes of community energy organisations using data and engaging with digital services.

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BEIS/Ofgem Reforming the Industry Codes: consultation response 

In September 2019 CEE with CEW responded to various proposals to reform, simplify and consolidate the 11 different energy codes that govern how the energy system works and add a strategic body to enable the system to enable and adapt to innovation that will come with the energy revolution.

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