House of Commons debates local communities right to shared ownership of commercial renewable energy projects under The Infrastructure Bill 2014-15

The Infrastructure Bill is currently allocated to a Public Bill Committee in the House of Commons where it will be debated in December 2014 and January 2015. Part 5 and Schedule 5 of the Bill gives the Secretary of State significant powers to stipulate ownership of renewable energy facilities by local communities. Known as the ‘Community Electricity Right Provisions’, they could provide local community groups rights to purchase a stake in renewable energy projects located in or adjacent to their community.

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