March newsletter

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New Community Energy Saving competition announced by DECC

DECC has published details of a new competition for community groups and other eligible organisations across England. Groups are invited to apply for the funding to “develop innovative energy-saving ideas that could help slash energy bills”. Local Authorities are not … Continued

Community Energy Strategy launched

On 27th January, DECC launched the UK’s first ever Community Energy Strategy. The general response from experts and NGOs is positive and implementation is expected to lead to the growth of thousands of local community energy organisations. The Secretary of State has … Continued

CRC Phase 2: Schools out… in England only

Local Energy understands that a draft Statutory Instrument – the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Order 2013 – was laid before parliament on 4th March. The Order is expected to replace the current legislation by May, in time to implement revised … Continued

EA publishes updated guidance for CRC Phase 1

The Environment Agency has published updated guidance for CRC Phase 1 participants, including detailed advice on the revised reporting requirements for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 compliance years. This guidance contains a number of changes that take effect immediately, so we … Continued

Further CRC update from the Environment Agency

CRC updates from the EA COLG meeting, 13 Dec 2012 Following the meeting of the Environment Agency’s CRC Customer Operations Liaison Group (COLG) on Thursday 13 December, attended by Local Energy, please note the following points: There is currently some … Continued

CRC costs: Will you pay more or less this year?

There is lots of detail in the CRC simplification document and it’s not immediately clear what the impact will be on this year’s annual report. It would be helpful to hear from public sector participants (and local authorities in particular) … Continued

CSPS July events – summary and presentations

Thank you to all of the delegates and speakers at our July events. We were very pleased to have a lively audience at all three events, in London, Manchester and – for the first time – Berwick upon Tweed. The … Continued

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