The Problem: Renewable energy projects cannot sell their energy to local people. So lots of community-scale renewables that could and should be being built are not being built.
The Solution: Power for People have drafted The Local Electricity Bill. If made law it would give community-scale renewable energy a massive boost by enabling local renewable energy generators to sell energy to local people.
Our Campaign: We need MPs to support the Local Electricity Bill. Our efforts so far have brought a cross-party group of 115 MPs on board. Many more supportive MPs are needed 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 have 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 is currently supported by a cross-party group of 115 MPs. It needs the support of many more in order for it to become law – to achieve this we need your help.