A cross-party group of MPs have called on the government to enact a ‘Right to Local Supply’ as they debated new rules to enable clean community energy. These rules would form part of the Local Electricity Bill, which argues that such measures would improve competition, create skilled jobs and reduce customers utility bills. At the same time, they would help acceleration the construction of new clean energy infrastructure, like community solar developments. A ‘Right to Local Supply’ would empower community owned energy companies to sell directly to local households and businesses, the 258 MPs who back the initiative said. The Bill was successfully introduced into parliament, following its presentation to government under the Ten Minute Rule in June 2020.
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