The Town Council has lent its support to the Local Electricity Bill.
The Bill aims to solve the current problem whereby local renewable energy generators, such as community energy groups, are unable to sell energy that they generate to local people. This is because of the huge setup and running costs involved in doing so.
The Bill would fix this problem by establishing a Right to Local Supply that would make the costs of selling locally generated, clean energy proportionate to the scale of the operation. This would benefit the existing community energy groups across the country and, even more excitingly, create the opportunity for huge growth in such groups and other local, clean energy providers.
The Town Council passed a motion in support of the bill at its full council meeting on the 28th October.
To find out more and support the campaign yourself, visit: https://powerforpeople.org.uk/sign-up/
Published: 13 November 2019