Here is a record of the policy responses we have submitted and our position on subjects that are receiving the attention of legislators.
The government is planning a wholesale shake-up of the planning system prioritising beauty, diluting democracy and introducing dubious zoning and design codes.View Document
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.
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.View Document