Country:United Kingdom
Year:2008
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:Municipal
Date Effective:2008
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments
Energy Efficiency Policy Targets:Industry, Industrial subsectors, Cross-industry, Buildings
Renewable Energy Policy Targets:Multiple RE Sources
Policy Sector:Multi-sectoral Policy
Climate Change Policy Targets:Energy Sector, Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction, Energy Sector, Electricity Generation, Renewable, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Department of Communities and Local Government
URL:http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2008/21/contents
URL:http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2007-08/energy.html
Energy Efficiency Description:

Enacted on 27 November 2008, the Planning and Energy Act enables local planning authorities in England and Wales to set requirements for energy use and energy efficiency in local plans.

It allows local authorities to establish their own requirements for a proportion of energy used in development plans to come from renewable sources, to be low carbon, or to comply with energy efficiency standards that exceed the requirements of existing building regulations. To speed up decisions, it also allows the government to establish an infrastructure planning commission to take decisions over large infrstructure projects such as energy, aviation and transport.

Renewable Energy Description:

Enacted on 27 November 2008, the Planning and Energy Act enables local planning authorities in England and Wales to set requirements for energy use and energy efficiency in local plans.

It allows local authorities to establish their own requirements for a proportion of energy used in development plans to come from renewable sources, to be low carbon, or to comply with energy efficiency standards that exceed the requirements of existing building regulations. To speed up decisions, it also allows the government to establish an infrastructure planning commission to take decisions over large infrstructure projects such as energy, aviation and transport.This will include renewable energy plants such as wind farms with rated capacities of more than 50 MW. Projects up to 50 MW would still be decided by local authorities.

 

Climate Change Description:

Enacted on 27 November 2008, the Planning and Energy Act enables local planning authorities in England and Wales to set requirements for energy use and energy efficiency in local plans.

It allows local authorities to establish their own requirements for a proportion of energy used in development plans to come from renewable sources, to be low carbon, or to comply with energy efficiency standards that exceed the requirements of existing building regulations. To speed up decisions, it also allows the government to establish an infrastructure planning commission to take decisions over large infrstructure projects such as energy, aviation and transport.

Related policies:Energy Act 2008
Related Documents:

In order to download full version of the UK Planninc and Energy Act 2008 please, click here.

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