At its Full Council Meeting on Mon 27 June 2022, Salisbury City Council resolved to support the Local Electricity Bill. The Bill is currently supported by a cross-party group of 300 MPs, which if made law would establish a Right to Local Supply, promoting local renewable electricity supply by making the setup and running costs of selling renewable electricity to local customers proportionate to the size of the supply company.
The City Council further resolved to write to the local MP, Mr John Glen, requesting that he supports the Bill, and to write to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng, to express Salisbury City Council’s support for the Local Electricity Bill.
The Council will also write to the organisers of the campaign behind the Local Electricity Bill, Power for People expressing its support for the campaign to help the generation of locally produced energy. Further details can be seen here: https://powerforpeople.org.uk/