The Local Electricity Bill has been successfully introduced, following its presentation to government under the Ten Minute Rule. It was unopposed in Parliament, and introduced without a vote. Should it now pass into law, it will allow consumers to purchase energy from local groups, and not just nationally licensed utilities. As such, the new ‘Right to Local Supply’ for energy will allow communities to sell locally generated electricity directly to local households and businesses. The Local Electricity Bill was developed by the group Power for People, and has been introduced into Parliament by a cross-party group of 150 MPs. The group called this an “unprecedented number for a Ten Minute Rule Bill”. Power for People lead a coalition of supportive partners including Community Energy England, Community Energy Wales, Community Energy Scotland, WWF, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and the RSPB. Additionally, 43 county and local authorities have also pledged their support.
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