Energy blog

Community Energy - Call for Evidence July 2013

Published by geoffbrickell on 16 July 2013

The Government have asked all Community Energy Companies for their views on what needs to be done to help those already in existence and to encourage more to be started.

There is a brief overview and a link to the background pdf paper issued by the Department of Energy & Climate Change which can be downloaded here.

Kennet Community Energy Limited (KCEL - formed by the Transition Marlborough Energy Group) believe it is important that KCEL make a submission, as not only have we encountered various difficulties in our formation process, but that such a submission will also generally promote the benefits of community based energy production.

As KCEL is a co-operative it is important that as wide a set of views as is possible are collected and considered as part of the KCEL submission in response to this Call for Evidence. Also, since there are not many Community Energy Companies around, we believe the KCEL submission will be noticed.

Please could you provide any response that you might have as soon after the 19th July 2013 as is possible, since the completed submission has to be sent in before 1st August and we will be completing it in the final week of this month. Please use the KCEL 'chair' email address to provide your feedback.