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

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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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 - Part Two 

In 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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