Policy

Summerleaze and its subsidiaries engage actively with the policy debates surrounding the various fields in which it is involved, such as energy, environment, waste management, planning and construction. Below, roughly in reverse chronological order, are some of the submissions that we have prepared in response to policy consultations by the Government, its agents, or other political groups.

  • We submitted a response to the consultation on the inclusion of domestic consumers in the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) in Dec 2012. (3.3 MB PDF).
  • We were pleased to sponsor a pair of workshops on coppicing and woodfuel, held in May 2009 by Greg Barker, Conservative Shadow Minister for Climate Change. Here is the handout for the breakout session on the economics of biomass energy that Bruno (FF's MD) led.
  • Our response to the Department for Energy and Climate-Change's (DECC's) consultation on the Heat and Energy-Saving Strategy, in May 2009.
  • Our response (in Sept 2008) to the consultation by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) on the UK Renewable Energy Strategy, required to achieve the targets for 2020 agreed in the European Renewable Energy Directive.
  • Our preliminary response to BERR's call for evidence on heat (March 2008).
  • A critique of the cap-and-trade approach to dealing with the social cost of greenhouse-gas emissions.
  • The outline of a novel approach to dealing with the social cost of greenhouse-gas emissions.
  • Our response (Sept 2007) to the consultation by the Department for Trade and Industry (DTI) on reform of the Renewables Obligation.
  • Our response (May 2006) to the consultation by the DTI on reform of the Renewables Obligation.
  • Our response (May 2006) to the consultation by DEFRA on the Waste Strategy Review
  • A draft report (April 2005) on support for Green Heat, prepared by Green Land Reclamation Ltd for Summerleaze. Three volumes - Vol.1, Vol.2, Vol.3 - and a summary political case for the proposed solution.