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UK ENERGY POLICY IS BLOCKING THE GROWTH OF RENEWABLES...

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Power for People is a not-for-profit organisation, campaigning for the UK to rapidly transition to 100% clean energy and for this to benefit local economies.

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Power for People is a not-for-profit organisation, campaigning for the UK to rapidly transition to 100% clean energy and for this to benefit local economies.

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THE COMMUNITY ENERGY REVOLUTION

Our campaign for the Local Electricity Bill

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It is currently impossible to buy energy from renewable resources local to you. Or, put the other way around, local renewable energy generators cannot sell their energy to local people. The blockage exists because of energy market rules and wildly disproportionate setup costs associated with becoming a licenced energy supplier. This is massively hindering our urgently needed transition to 100% renewable energy and preventing local communities benefiting from new local renewables projects.

Power for People has drafted the Local Electricity Bill which, if made law, would enable local renewable energy generators to sell their energy to local people by making the costs and bureaucracy involved in doing so proportionate. This will give a massive boost to unrealised community renewable energy projects across the country by making them financially viable.

The Bill gained support from a cross-party group of 116 MPs in the last Parliament. It needs the support of many more in order for it to become law – to achieve this we need your help.

The Problem: The potential for community renewable energy to benefit local economies is being blocked by unfair regulations and hugely disproportionate costs.

The Solution: We have drafted the Local Electricity Bill and are campaigning for it to be made law. This would give community-scale renewable energy a massive boost by empowering communities to sell their energy directly to local people.

Our Campaign: So far, we have brought a cross-party group of 229 MPs on board in support. But we need many more and to achieve this we need your help.

OUR ONSHORE WIND CAMPAIGN

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The UK government is blocking onshore wind energy even though it is cheap, clean and overwhelmingly popular. In 2015 the government placed a moratorium on any new onshore wind project in England and the government is preventing onshore wind energy from competing for state financing contracts, despite all other forms low-carbon and renewable energy generation being able to do so.

Power for People has drafted the changes needed to remove these two fundamental blockages and is campaigning for the government to implement them. To achieve this, Power for People are organising an open, cross-party letter from MPs to the Prime Minister which 164 MPs signed in the last Parliament. Many more MPs signatures are needed if we are to convince the government – to achieve this we need your help.

The Problem: The UK’s cheapest source of energy generation is being blocked because the government has placed a moratorium on new onshore wind projects in England.

The Solution: Planning regulations need to be changed to remove the onshore wind moratorium in England, so that local communities and their economies can benefit from new onshore wind projects.

Our Campaign: We are organising an open, cross-party letter from MPs to the government calling for the changes needed. So far, 164 MPs have signed it. Many more supportive MPs are needed and to achieve this we need your help.

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THE COMMUNITY ENERGY REVOLUTION

Our campaign for the Local Electricity Bill

Image courtesy of Andy Aitchison

The Problem: The potential for community renewable energy to benefit local economies is being blocked by unfair regulations and hugely disproportionate costs.

The Solution: We have drafted the Local Electricity Bill and are campaigning for it to be made law. This would give community-scale renewable energy a massive boost by empowering communities to sell their energy directly to local people.

Our Campaign: So far, we have brought a cross-party group of 229 MPs on board in support. But we need many more and to achieve this we need your help.

It is currently impossible to buy energy from renewable resources local to you. Or, put the other way around, local renewable energy generators cannot sell their energy to local people. The blockage exists because of energy market rules and wildly disproportionate setup costs associated with becoming a licenced energy supplier. This is massively hindering our urgently needed transition to 100% renewable energy and preventing local communities benefiting from new local renewables projects.

Power for People has drafted the Local Electricity Bill which, if made law, would enable local renewable energy generators to sell their energy to local people by making the costs and bureaucracy involved in doing so proportionate. This will give a massive boost to unrealised community renewable energy projects across the country by making them financially viable.

The Bill gained support from a cross-party group of 116 MPs in the last Parliament. It needs the support of many more in order for it to become law – to achieve this we need your help.

OUR ONSHORE WIND CAMPAIGN

Image courtesy of steve p2008

The Problem: The UK’s cheapest source of energy generation is being blocked because the government has placed a moratorium on new onshore wind projects in England.

The Solution: Planning regulations need to be changed to remove the onshore wind moratorium in England, so that local communities and their economies can benefit from new onshore wind projects.

Our Campaign: We are organising an open, cross-party letter from MPs to the government calling for the changes needed. So far, 164 MPs have signed it. Many more supportive MPs are needed and to achieve this we need your help.

The UK government is blocking onshore wind energy even though it is cheap, clean and overwhelmingly popular. In 2015 the government placed a moratorium on any new onshore wind project in England and the government is preventing onshore wind energy from competing for state financing contracts, despite all other forms low-carbon and renewable energy generation being able to do so.

Power for People has drafted the changes needed to remove these two fundamental blockages and is campaigning for the government to implement them. To achieve this, Power for People are organising an open, cross-party letter from MPs to the Prime Minister which 164 MPs signed in the last Parliament. Many more MPs signatures are needed if we are to convince the government – to achieve this we need your help.

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THE COMMUNITY ENERGY REVOLUTION

Our campaign for the Local Electricity Bill

Image courtesy of Andy Aitchison

The Problem: The potential for community renewable energy to benefit local economies is being blocked by unfair regulations and hugely disproportionate costs.

The Solution: We have drafted the Local Electricity Bill and are campaigning for it to be made law. This would give community-scale renewable energy a massive boost by empowering communities to sell their energy directly to local people.

Our Campaign: So far, we have brought a cross-party group of 229 MPs on board in support. But we need many more and to achieve this we need your help.

It is currently impossible to buy energy from renewable resources local to you. Or, put the other way around, local renewable energy generators cannot sell their energy to local people. The blockage exists because of energy market rules and wildly disproportionate setup costs associated with becoming a licenced energy supplier. This is massively hindering our urgently needed transition to 100% renewable energy and preventing local communities benefiting from new local renewables projects.

Power for People has drafted the Local Electricity Bill which, if made law, would enable local renewable energy generators to sell their energy to local people by making the costs and bureaucracy involved in doing so proportionate. This will give a massive boost to unrealised community renewable energy projects across the country by making them financially viable.

The Bill gained support from a cross-party group of 116 MPs in the last Parliament. It needs the support of many more in order for it to become law – to achieve this we need your help.

OUR ONSHORE WIND CAMPAIGN

Image courtesy of steve p2008

The Problem: The UK’s cheapest source of energy generation is being blocked because the government has placed a moratorium on new onshore wind projects in England.

The Solution: Planning regulations need to be changed to remove the onshore wind moratorium in England, so that local communities and their economies can benefit from new onshore wind projects.

Our Campaign: We are organising an open, cross-party letter from MPs to the government calling for the changes needed. So far, 164 MPs have signed it. Many more supportive MPs are needed and to achieve this we need your help.

The UK government is blocking onshore wind energy even though it is cheap, clean and overwhelmingly popular. In 2015 the government placed a moratorium on any new onshore wind project in England and the government is preventing onshore wind energy from competing for state financing contracts, despite all other forms low-carbon and renewable energy generation being able to do so.

Power for People has drafted the changes needed to remove these two fundamental blockages and is campaigning for the government to implement them. To achieve this, Power for People are organising an open, cross-party letter from MPs to the Prime Minister which 164 MPs signed in the last Parliament. Many more MPs signatures are needed if we are to convince the government – to achieve this we need your help.

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Power for People needs you! Our campaigns will only succeed if many people get involved and take action. It’s all about strength in numbers and working together to achieve a common goal. We know this works because of the many successful campaigns for environmental and social change that have been won through broad grass-roots action.

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