Here is a record of the policy responses we have submitted and our position on subjects that are receiving the attention of legislators.
We wrote to the new Energy Secretary Claire Coutinho welcoming her to the role and making the case for more action to support the community energy sector.View Document
CEE response to Strategy and Policy Statement for Energy Policy in Great Britain consultation [July 2023]
We responded encouraging the government to widen the remit of Ofgem and the FSO to include more explicit commitments to achieving net zero and positively engagements with the community energy sector.View Document
The government's long promised consultation does not enable any new local onshore wind even for 'supportive communities' as the Brisith Energy Security Strategy implied. The consultation merely suggests putting best practice engagement into Planning Practice Guidance and updating the Community Benefit Protocol. We strongly express our disappointment and urge mandatory community benefit including shared ownership.View Document
CEE response to the Community benefits for electricity transmission network infrastructure consultation.
We responded encouraging community benefit to be invested in community energy projects rather than payments to individuals. We encouraged early and best practice engagement.View Document
Ofgem are exploring how to proactively develop the market for distributed flexibility to include consumer energy resources (CERs) such as EVs. We explained some of the blocks CE organisation have experienced and urged the vital importance of CE in engaging people in active participation in the energy system including flexibility.View Document
Ofgem is exploring creating a Regional System Planner role to create and hold plans for the localisation of the energy system. We argue planning needs to start more locally, as in Wales, with Local Area Energy Plans which are then combined to create regional then national system transformation plans. They are also looking at a market facilitator role for the development of a distributed flexibility market and whether DNOs should retain responsibility for real-time operations.View Document