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DECC still working on Community Energy Strategy

DECC are currently finalising their Community Energy Strategy for publication early in the new year, The Guardian reported.

The publication is the first of its kind at the UK level and the secretary of state Ed Davey and minister Greg Barker have stated their desire to make the strategy strong and ambitious.

The Community Energy Coalition is a group of 32 large membership organisations and bodies representative of the sector, including The National Trust, The Co-operative, NUS, Women’s Institute and Friends of the Earth.

The group wrote to Davey in November to express its support for a strategy that makes a statement of intent, through announcing significant measures to scale-up community energy in the UK.

The group welcomed the announcement of a Community Energy Peer Mentoring Fund. They also welcomed the government’s commitment to enable communities to access to Feed-in Tariffs (FiT) for projects of 10MW rather than the current 5MW limit, making it easier to generate greater volumes of electricity together locally.

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