St Albans MP Daisy Cooper has supported a proposed law aimed at helping community energy schemes.

The Liberal Democrat deputy leader was one of 316 MPs to support the 'Local Electricity Bill', along with organisations such as the National Trust, the RSPB, CPRE, WWF, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth.


The recent 'Net Zero' review, commissioned by the Government, stated that "the community energy sector has been relatively neglected by government".

The Local Electricity Bill would allow electricity generators to become local electricity suppliers.

Daisy Cooper MP said: "Community energy schemes could unleash lower energy bills here in St Albans and that's why I've been backing cross-party efforts to get the Local Electricity Bill into law in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

"Now that the government's own Net Zero Review back it, I'm calling on the Government to include key measures in its Energy Bill that is currently progressing through Parliament." 


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Not-for-profit organisation Power for the People campaigns for 100 per cent clean energy for the UK.

The trust's director, Steve Shaw, said: "We thank Daisy Cooper for supporting community energy and the Local Electricity Bill in Parliament.

"If made law, it would unleash the huge potential for new community-owned clean energy that would be cheaper, make our energy system more robust and bring knock-on local economic benefits to our towns, villages and cities."