This is local electricity, for local people!

Oldham Liberal Democrat Councillors Dave Murphy and Chris Gloster are supporting the Local Electricity Bill. This is supported by over one hundred and fifty Members of Parliament. 

Local authorities can play a central role in creating sustainable communities. The Local Electricity Bill would allow Councils and local community groups to work together to generate electricity from renewable sources to supply local homes, schools and businesses. Money received by Councils from the sale of local renewable electricity can be used to help fund measures to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions and to help fund local services and facilities. 

Councillor Murphy said: “We are calling for the Council and our local Members of Parliament to ask the UK Government to enact this legislation. If they did so, it would make the setup and running costs of selling renewable electricity to local customers proportionate by establishing a Right to Local Supply.  This Bill is widely popular and has already received cross-party support from 151 Members of Parliament.”

“People are very concerned about the planet and the environment.  With this motion we will help build local communities that are sustainable”, commented Councillor C. Gloster.

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