Here is a record of the policy responses we have submitted and our position on subjects that are receiving the attention of legislators.
CEE response to Ofgem's call for input on the Future of Distributed Flexibility
Ofgem are exploring how to proactively develop the market for distributed flexibility to include consumer energy resources (CERs) such as EVs. We explained some of the blocks CE organisation have experienced and urged the vital importance of CE in engaging people in active participation in the energy system including flexibility.View Document
The Climate Coalition - Local Intelligence Hub
Presentation from May's monthly members call.View Document
CEE's response to Ofgem's Future of Local Energy Institutions and Governance consultation
Ofgem is exploring creating a Regional System Planner role to create and hold plans for the localisation of the energy system. We argue planning needs to start more locally, as in Wales, with Local Area Energy Plans which are then combined to create regional then national system transformation plans. They are also looking at a market facilitator role for the development of a distributed flexibility market and whether DNOs should retain responsibility for real-time operations.View Document
CEE's response to the Permitted Development rights consultation for solar power.
The Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is consulting on opening up permitted development rights for solar on flat roofs, land surrounding heritage sites and solar canopies on car parks. We have urged them to remove barriers as far and fast as possible to the installation of solar. The consultation document is at: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/permitted-development-rights-supporting-temporary-recreational-campsites-renewable-energy-and-film-making-consultation/permitted-development-rights-supporting-temporary-recreational-campsites-renewable-energy-and-film-making-consultation#scope-of-the-consultationView Document
Chasing letter to Grant Shapps
Having failed to include anything new for community energy in Powering Up Britain, just cut and paste responses we have seen before, we wrote asking for justification and a meetingView Document
Letter to the DESNZ Secretary of State urging he 'turbo-charge' community energy
We wrote to Grant Shapps on 8 March urging he take the advice in Chris Skidmore's Net Zero Review and turbo-charge community energy in his revised Net Zero Strategy due at the end of March. He failed to do this. See our chasing response on 17 April.View Document