Energy and Climate Change - Sixth Report
Local Energy

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 16 July 2013.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

What is local energy?


Policy developments

2 Local energy in the UK

The potential for local energy in the UK's energy mix



Local authority-owned projects


3 Benefits of local energy

Energy Security

Carbon reduction and renewable energy targets

New sources of investment

Costs to consumers

Public understanding of energy

4 Overcoming barriers to local energy projects



The role of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)

Advice and support services

Delivering a complete package of measures

5 Public acceptance of energy infrastructure

Project size

Community engagement and consultation

Ownership model

Community benefit payments

6 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes of the Sub-Committee on Local Energy

Formal Minutes of the Energy and Climate Change Committee


List of printed written evidence

List of additional written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and Written Evidence

20 May 2013

10 June 2013

Written Evidence

Additional Written Evidence

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