Impact assessment

Infrastructure Bill: The Community Electricity Right

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Community Electricity Right is a backstop power, that if exercised would give individuals resident in a community, and/or groups connected with a community, the right to buy a stake in a renewable electricity development in their local area.

Documents

Impact Assessment

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Policy brief

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Community right to buy discussion document

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Briefing on Community Electricity Right: secondary regulations

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Detail

The Infrastructure Bill was introduced to the House of Lords on 5 June 2014. The bill and its supporting documents are on the Parliament website.

This Bill includes a Community Electricity Right. This is a backstop power, that if exercised would give individuals resident in a community, and/or groups connected with a community, the right to buy a stake in a renewable electricity development in their local area.

DECC ran an informal consultation with members of the Shared Ownership Taskforce. We also asked for views from the offshore wind industry, financiers, and renewables developers. We sought views on the scope and detail of the enabling powers, details of which are in the ‘Community right to buy’ discussion document.”.

More information on the ‘Community Electricity Right’ is available in the ‘Policy Brief’ document.