Here is a record of the policy responses we have submitted and our position on subjects that are receiving the attention of legislators.
CEE is asking for an extension and expansion to the Community Energy Fund, investment in retrofit, housing upgrades and clean heat and a greater focus on people and communities led initiatives.View Document
CEE is asking for Tax Relief and other incentives to local energy action and increased funding for energy efficiency and retrofit.View Document
We wrote to the new Energy Secretary Claire Coutinho welcoming her to the role and making the case for more action to support the community energy sector.View Document
CEE response to Strategy and Policy Statement for Energy Policy in Great Britain consultation [July 2023]
We responded encouraging the government to widen the remit of Ofgem and the FSO to include more explicit commitments to achieving net zero and positively engagements with the community energy sector.View Document
The government's long promised consultation does not enable any new local onshore wind even for 'supportive communities' as the Brisith Energy Security Strategy implied. The consultation merely suggests putting best practice engagement into Planning Practice Guidance and updating the Community Benefit Protocol. We strongly express our disappointment and urge mandatory community benefit including shared ownership.View Document
CEE response to the Community benefits for electricity transmission network infrastructure consultation.
We responded encouraging community benefit to be invested in community energy projects rather than payments to individuals. We encouraged early and best practice engagement.View Document