A New Law to Boost Local Clean Energy – please support.

Green Christian has signed up as a supporter of a new law to support local renewable energy. The Local Electricity Bill is supported by a cross-party group of 63 MPs and seeks to establish a ‘right to local supply’ that would give communities the right to sell locally generated energy to local people and make the costs of supplying energy locally proportional to the scale of the supply enterprise. This would give a boost to community-scale renewable energy by making many potential new projects financially viable.

The Problem

Many communities in villages, towns and cities across the country want to build new renewable generation and then sell the electricity it produces to local people.

Current energy market and licensing rules make this impossible.

Meanwhile renewables investment in the UK is collapsing, falling 10% in 2016 and 56% in 2017. Yet the UK has huge clean energy potential, being one of the windiest countries in Europe.

The Solution … Read more

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4 comments on “A New Law to Boost Local Clean Energy – please support.
  1. Raymond Deans says:

    Seems like we have everything to gain and nothing to lose by going in this direction.

  2. ann R Parker says:

    we really need this. I hope it goes ahead

  3. Euan McPhee says:

    A list of which MPs are supporting this proposal would be useful so that we can make representations to those MPs who have not supported it yet!

  4. Jim & I absolutely support this new law, if it’s the only way to achieve local clean energy initiatives, it also supports the Localism Act.

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