Current Government policy on climate change mitigation in existing (and indeed new) buildings is that almost the only thing that matters is insulation. This
Necessary Wayleave Regime: Consultation on Proposed Reforms to the Electricity Act Process
The CLA response to the Law Commission's consultation on the proposed reform of the Electronic Communications Code sets out our concern that some of the prop
The Green Deal is a Government scheme to encourage energy efficiency measures in existing buildings by enabling owners to fit them free of charge and repay t
The CLA questions whether the assessment of the proposal has properly considered the impact on the rural economy and the important landscapes that the proposed line will cross, and argues strongly that the proposal should not go ahead without first introducing a reform of compulsory purchase law and procedures, especially in relation to blight and compensation. We provide details of our proposals for change.
Many members face surprising levels of costs and delay when seeking to connect new renewable generation to the local grid. This Guidance Note provides signposting to further expert advice.
The basic default exclusion zone establishes a no fishing area within 30m of electricity apparatus. In certain circumstances the new guidance permits a reduction to a safety distance of 7m between the tip of the rod to the overhead power line. Such a reduction should only take place where a full risk assessment on the lines is undertaken in partnership with the owner of the electricity apparatus.
The CLA's response to DECC's consultation on Electricity Market Reform has flagged its deep concern that the proposals appear to ignore the important role that smaller scaled distributed generation can play under the current FIT, and its advice that this sector should not be subject to the EMR proposals. The CLA sets out cogent reasons why a contract for difference system would exclude small scale investment.
CLA has, for some years, been calling for a reduction in the red tape surrounding biogas, which adds costs and delay to investors.
CLA continues to argue for further deregulation of farm based Anaerobic Digestion.