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From Transition Stroud Community Energy Action Group

Amongst a range of proposals, Community Energy England is calling on Government to support community energy by:

  • Retaining the Feed in Tariff (FIT) generation and export tariffs for community energy projects – or introduce a modified ‘Community Feed in Tariff’.
  • Reinstating the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) to community energy projects
  • Extending the Contract for Differences (CfD) mechanism to sub-5MWe schemes and create a specific tranche for community energy generation projects, with a clear schedule of when rounds were to be announced.

See CEE’s submission to Government at:

https://communityenergyengland.org/files/document/222/1535641274_TheFutureforSmall-scaleLow-carbonGeneration-ACallforEvidence_ResponsebyCEECESCEW.pdf

 

Solar Trade Association
Open Letter: Maintaining Fair Payment for Exported Electricity
https://www.solar-trade.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Open-Letter-to-Claire-Perry-re-Export-Tariffs.pdf

 

17 years left – That’s how fast the carbon clock is ticking
– The MCC carbon clock demonstrates just how much carbon can be released into the atmosphere if global warming shall be limited to 1.5°C, or 2°C with high probability. By selecting a choice of temperature targets and estimates, you can see how much time remains in each scenario.
https://www.mcc-berlin.net/en/research/co2-budget.html

 

Green Alliance, research findings: Why public engagement with climate change needs a rethink

 

Forthcoming IPCC report on 1.5 C (Summary for policy makers) mentioned below will be launched at the beginning of October:
http://www.ipcc.ch/news_and_events/ma-p48.shtml