New laws for local authority's selling electricity

New laws come into force later this month (August) giving powers to local authorities for selling electricity.

The powers, which come into force on August 18, cover England and Wales and make the following regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 11(3)(1) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 Citation and commencement.

The law covers, wind; solar; aerothermal; geothermal; hydrothermal and ocean energy; hydropower; biomass; landfill gas; sewage treatment plant gas and biogases.

The powers are designed to pave the way for local councils to run and sell power from the, mainly but not exclusively, waste and recycling based sources they already control.

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Luke Walsh

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