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

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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DECC’s consultation on changes to Feed-In Tariff Pre-accreditation – July 2015 

In July 2015 DECC consulted on a proposal to remove pre-accreditation and pre-registration for the Feed-In Tariff (FiT) with effect from September 2015.

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Broken Promises - How the government broke its word to the community energy movement  

n Spring 2015, after a campaign which had clearly demonstrated the many social and environmental benefits that community energy brings to local communities, the Government (i.e. the Treasury) gave repeated written assurances as part of the final states of the Finance Act that it would give the community energy sector 6 months notice of the removal of Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) tax relief, which is vital to the success of many community energy projects.

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DECC’s consultation on removal of solar projects from the Renewables Obligation – July 2015 

Published at the same time as the FiT Pre-accreditation consultation, this was a further consultation proposing the phasing out of support for solar energy under the RO. The consultation closed on 2nd September. The full consultation documents are available here.

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