- Policy and Regulatory Review
UK energy systems are changing in response to the urgent need to decarbonise and make good use of abundant renewable resources, public support for their use and emerging technologies and business models. The country is thus at the start of a major shift in its understanding of energy transition at different operating scales and in relation to demand, supply and storage. The challenge involves a range of bodies that need to be considered in terms of policy and regulation, at local and national levels.
This report reviews legal, policy and regulatory material, along with items arising directly from LEO partners’ experience in developing Local Energy Oxfordshire. It does not claim to be a comprehensive review but offers evidence to the debate on energy policy and regulation from a fresh perspective: that of a major demonstrator project that develops and tests elements of future electricity systems in real-life conditions.