Adding solar panel mandate

Proposer
philipjohn
State

Rejected

Vote Score

3

Age

2084 days


@philipjohn edited environment.md - over 5 years ago

We will campaign within the EU for reform of the EU ETS.

We will push for increased climate action and leadership within all international organisations, such as the EU and UN.

We will push for increased climate action and leadership within all international organisations, such as the EU and UN.

We will mandate solar panels be installed on every house as part of developments of ten homes or more, with excess generation fed into the national grid and the proceeds returned to the homeowners.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 5 years ago

This should maybe be a wider point about making all new builds zero net carbon beyond a certain date, and actually enforcing building regs properly.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 5 years ago

And leave the exact implementation to be decided on an ad hoc basis; solar isn't always the right thing, and policy shouldn't prescribe implementation.

philipjohn

@philipjohn - over 5 years ago

I found two towns in other parts of the world who do have this in their planning regs, but broadening this out makes sense. I'll leave that to someone more knowledgable in this area than me though!

PaulJRobinson

@PaulJRobinson - over 5 years ago

I know the government has already announced that all new-build domestic properties must be zero carbon from 2016, and all new non-domestic properties from 2019. Don't think any sort of micro-generation is required on each property though - which (depending on local factors) would make sense.

stringfellow

@stringfellow - over 5 years ago

Agree with @PaulJRobinson - this should be mandated if there is some aspect of the housing that will receive enough daylight! Otherwise, some other renewable tech should be included, or offset by paying to add equivalent renewables directly to another project.

philipjohn

@philipjohn - over 5 years ago

Would it work, do you think, to have some sort of x% of the power needed by new builds must be self-generated? Is that workable at all?

Floppy

@Floppy - over 5 years ago

Yes, that seems reasonable. If you do it on a per-development basis, it could include larger-scale wind, for instance, shared between the houses.

PaulJRobinson

@PaulJRobinson - over 5 years ago

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On 9 January 2014 09:11, James Smith [email protected] wrote:

Yes, that seems reasonable. If you do it on a per-development basis, it could include larger-scale wind, for instance, shared between the houses.

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