policy, legislation and regulation to support and encourage local and renewable energy

Community Choice Aggregation

The Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) process allows local governments (or groups of local governments) to join together to make energy purchasing decisions on behalf of residential and small business customers in their community, helping cities to aggregate demand for non-fossil electricity and use it to negotiate contracts with electricity suppliers

California’s CCA legislation, AB 117, passed in 2002 (amended by SB 790 in 2011)

Co-operatively Owned Wind Turbines (Denmark):

Middelgrunden cooperative bylaws

By laws for collectively finance, build and operate wind turbines owned by a group of residents

Citizen Reclamation of Power Grid (Germany):

documentation concerning implementation of referendum

Hamburg residents forced a referendum on buying back the city's energy infrastructure

Incentivising Solar on Rented Roofs (Germany):

Legislation (link forthcoming)

Law offering subsidy to landlords for provision of solar energy or combined heat and power to tenants

Future Energy Jobs Act (US)

Effective 1 June 2017

Legislation incentivising investment in renewable energy (wind and solar) and associated training and employment opportunities

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