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

Joint response to the Feed-in Tariff Extension consultation 

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.

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CEE response to the My BEIS enquiry 

The BEIS select committee 'My BEIS inquiry' asked for input on the issues they should scrutinise from which they would select 12 to make a pitch to the committee for which should be prioritised. CEE's submission was not taken forward but they emphasis that all submissions will feed into their work. In the 200 pitches community energy was mentioned 82 times. They can be read and the pitches watched via the BEIS select committee pages on the website.

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CEE response to the Labour Policy Forum on the Green Recovery and the Environment 

CEE's response to the Policy Forum is here: You can vote for it if you agree. Emma also attended a roundtable with Ed Miliband and the other shadow BEIS ministers.

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Contracts for Difference Consultation response 

Community Energy England worked with Community Energy Scotland, Community Energy Wales and members to respond to this consultation in May 2020 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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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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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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