Energise Hastings 6 December 2011 Sussex Coast College Hastings Ore Valley Campus
Agenda <ul><li>Introduction to the ‘realistic working environment’ eco-construction </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback from the ‘setting up EH’ sub group </li></ul><ul><li>Policy update </li></ul><ul><li>Possible project ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Answers to the Carbon Economy (ACE) </li></ul><ul><li>Westminster reception </li></ul><ul><li>AOB </li></ul>
Feedback from ‘Setting up Energise Hastings’ sub-group What will we do to achieve our aim of a zero carbon Borough? <ul><li>Network and support existing and emerging renewable and sustainable energy initiatives Research into the best carbon reduction measures for the Borough </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate relevant educational events, conferences and meetings Promote energy efficiency and the alleviation of fuel poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Map energy supply and demand in the Borough </li></ul><ul><li>Provide energy efficiency and renewable energy advice </li></ul><ul><li>May install measures where appropriate to bring in income streams </li></ul>
Process <ul><li>Application forms, rules and procedures for each type of organisation – comparison paper </li></ul><ul><li>PlanLoCal pack and DVD on setting up a legal entity </li></ul><ul><li>Case Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Three meetings – resolved that an industrial provident society for community benefit would be best way forward </li></ul>
Process – next steps <ul><li>Present back to wider group </li></ul><ul><li>Energise Hastings is currently available as a name </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative will support us through the process, if we submit a concept paper and can allocate us an advisor. </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up and apply for this advice </li></ul><ul><li>To get involved sign up on the way out – at least 2 directors are needed to get started plus a fee of £ </li></ul><ul><li>www.co-operative.coop/enterprisehub/networks/enterprise-hub-advisers/ </li></ul><ul><li>A concept paper – what we are and what we will do </li></ul><ul><li>A draft business plan </li></ul><ul><li>A 2-3 year strategy paper </li></ul>
Policy Update <ul><li>Proposal to cut feed-in tariffs for domestic solar electricity production for schemes up to 4kW. From 43.3p/kWh to 21p/kWh </li></ul><ul><li>The new tariffs would apply to all new solar PV on or after 12 th December 2011 – such installations would receive the current tariff before moving to the lower tariff 1 st April 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>The cost of a domestic PV installation has fallen by at least 30% since the start of the scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed new tariffs will offer 4.5% to 5% index linked and tax free </li></ul><ul><li>A new energy efficiency requirement would mean that from April 1 st 2012 a property would have to reach a certain level of energy efficiency to receive the new proposed new tariff rates – either Energy Performance Certificate Level C or taking up all measures potentially eligible for green deal finance, depending on the outcome of the consultation </li></ul><ul><li>As a transitional arrangement, installations with eligibility dates between 1st April 2012 and 31 st March 2013 would have 12 months to comply with the energy efficiency requirement. </li></ul>
Consumer focus analysis The table below compares typical income and savings made for an average sized solar PV system in the UK along with simple payback period (cost divided by combined income and savings) Based on a 2.9kW system, install cost of £11,500 18 640 Proposed 21p/kWh 10 1,190 Current 43.3p/kWh Simple payback (years) Total annual earnings and savings with a 2.9 kW system FIT rates
Rationale “ If the Government took no action, by 2014-15 FITs for solar PV would be costing consumers £980 million per year, adding around £26 (2010 prices) to annual domestic electricity bills in 2020. The proposals will reduce this impact to £23 per year. A recent surge in households installing solar PV has threatened to break the budget, with nearly three times as much solar PV as projected so far installed, with over 100,000 separate installations with over 400MW capacity. As part of the review consider what more could be done to enable genuine community projects to able to fully benefit and whether a definition is required, and what this might be.” Department of Energy and Climate Change press release 31 Oct 2011
Green Deal and ECO The Energy Act 2011 made provisions for the development of a Green Deal and a new Energy Company Obligation (ECO) to replace the existing Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) and the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) , which will both expire in 2012. Green Deal is a market led framework that will allow individuals and businesses to make energy efficiency improvements to their buildings at no upfront cost. Central to the Green Deal is a finance mechanism that will allow access to the finance needed for the improvements with repayment, in instalments, attached to the electricity bill. Underpinning the delivery of the Green Deal is the ECO. ECO will place one or more obligations on energy companies requiring them to generate a specific amount of credit by facilitating the installation of energy efficiency measures in homes in Great Britain before a set deadline. ECO has been designed to fit within the Green Deal framework and provide support, in the domestic sector, where Green Deal finance alone is not enough.
Responses <ul><li>The review of Feed-in Tariffs consultation is available here and closes 23 rd December 2011: </li></ul><ul><li>www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/consultations/fits_comp_rev1/fits_comp_rev1.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>The Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation consultation is available here and closes 18 th January 2012: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/consultations/green_deal/green_deal.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Energy and Climate Change </li></ul>
Other materials recently published <ul><li>UK Renewable Energy Roadmap </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/meeting_energy/renewable_ener/re_roadmap/re_roadmap.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>UK Carbon Plan </li></ul><ul><li>The Carbon Plan published in December 2011, sets out the Government's plans for achieving the emissions reductions committed to in the first four carbon budgets , on a pathway consistent with meeting the 2050 target. This publication brings together the Government's strategy to curb greenhouse gas emissions and deliver our climate change targets, as well as the updated version of our actions and milestones for the next five years; replacing the draft Carbon Plan published in March 2011. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding fuel expenditure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centre for Sustainable Energy, Consumer Focus, Joseph Rowntree Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www. cse .org.uk </li></ul></ul>
Possible projects <ul><li>Mobile advice unit – van/bike </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Anaerobic digestion plant – Positive Energy Sussex </li></ul>
ACE <ul><li>Answers to the carbon economy project </li></ul><ul><li>Glyn Carter </li></ul>
Other business <ul><li>Community Planning for Low Carbon Communities Training Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>10.00, Wednesday 22 February 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Venue: The Creative Media Centre, 45 Robertson Street, Hastings TN34 1HL Organised by Communityplanning.net and the Building Community Consortium. Led by Professor Mike Gibson and Nick Wates </li></ul><ul><li>To book a place please contact Jane Freund [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>01424 205445/6 </li></ul>
Westminster Reception <ul><li>ANNUAL RECEPTION FOR NEA MEMBERS </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday 17 January 2012, 4.00pm-6.00pm, Terrace Pavilion, House of Commons </li></ul><ul><li>On behalf of Lord O’Neill of Clackmannan, Vice President of NEA, I would be delighted if you could join us in the House of Commons for a reception to thank you for your support for the Charity and to highlight the work of our members at both a national and local level to tackle fuel poverty. We are grateful to Climate Energy for their support for this event. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The reception will be held on Tuesday 17 January 2012, 4.00pm-6.00pm in the House of Commons Terrace Pavilion. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>If you are able to come please advise us which local MP(s) you would like us to invite and we will ensure that the MP is aware you are coming and make the necessary introductions to you. Please respond to [email_address] or telephone 0191 269 2906 indicating if you have any special dietary or facility requirements. </li></ul>
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