Parliamentary Debate – Empowering Community Energy

On 28th November – Power for People (Steve Shaw) hosted the Parliamentary event ‘Empowering Community Energy’ in Portcullis House. The speakers Selaine Saxby MP – Chair of the Community All Party Parliamentary Group. Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy Security and Wera Hobhouse MP Spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change and Transport, spoke overwhelmingly in support of ‘Community Energy’. It was great to be there, the room was packed, many were not able to make it into the room. The evening highlighted the huge support for Community Energy as well as the need for an urgent consultation on the barriers hindering community energy’s growth. Helen Martin (CEO Bristol Energy Co-operative) article in The Ecologist describes the huge potential for Community Energy:-

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