The Local Electricity Bill has been successfully introduced, following its presentation to government under the Ten Minute Rule yesterday (10 June). 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 Bill was presented by its lead sponsor Peter Aldous MP, who said it will help address two great challenges.
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