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

Community Energy Policy Brief: Summer 2017 

This briefing, based on the 2017 findings of the first ever Community Energy State of the Sector report, demonstrates how the sector has grown significantly in just the last 7/8 years to deliver real benefits for consumers and communities alike.
It shows too how– with modest support– these projects across the UK can make an even bigger contribution to the nation and are perfectly placed to play a central role in realising the government’s energy ambitions.

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Housing White Paper ‘Fixing our Broken Housing Market’ – onshore wind energy 

The Housing White Paper represented the last Government’s proposed approach to tackling some of the big issues facing the housing market in the UK. It was chiefly concerned with increasing housing delivery, but it also included some proposed changes to the Government’s approach to planning for sustainable development and the environment.

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Spring Budget Representation - 2017 

CEE submitted a representation for the Spring Budget focussing on Social Investment Tax Relief and the reinstatement of pre-registration for Feed-In Tariffs for community energy groups.

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A smart, flexible energy system – call for evidence 

CEE responded to the joint BEIS and Ofgem call for evidence which explored removing barriers to aggregators and storage, providing price signals for flexibility (including smart tariffs and distribution network tariffs) and a system for the consumer (including smart appliances, consumer engagement with DSR and ultra-low emission vehicles).

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DECC’s consultation on the Renewable Heat Incentive – March/April 2016 

This consultation from the Department of Energy and Climate Change sought views on proposed changes to Domestic and Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive schemes.

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DECC’s consultation on a review of the Feed-in Tariff’s scheme – September/October 2015 

This consultation proposed a set of measures to control costs under the Feed-in Tariff, including; radically reduced tariffs, more stringent degression mechanism and low quarterly deployment caps leading to the phased closure of the scheme in 2018-19.

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