Policy

Pioneering renewable energy for business and communities & more

Pioneering renewable energy for business and communities & more

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Our role in sustainable energy policy development aims to help the sector, the industries that serve it, and society as a whole

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Before, during and after his tenure as Director General of the Renewable Energy Association, Philip Wolfe initiated a number of policy innovations, and was lead author on some of the key policy papers.

Selected policy innovations

Date

Policy concept

Activities

Role

2013

Local community energy

Evidence by Westmill Solar and Wind Co-operatives to Energy and Climate Change Select Committee

Written and oral evidence

2009

Green New Energy Deal

Proposing energy sector initiatives to contribute to national economic recovery; many incorporated in national budget.

Initiator and author

2009

Renewable Energy Tariffs

Blueprint for the design of Feed-in Tariffs & Renewable Heat Incentive introduced in Energy Act 2008

Lead author

2008

Regulator's remit

Proposed amendment to Energy Bill to include non-financial criteria

Drafted amendment

2008

Renewable energy tariffs

Proposed amendment to Energy Bill to provide enabling powers to introduce FITs and RHI

Drafted amendment; Co-leader of campaign

2008

Renewable energy strategy

The renewable industry's response to government consultation

Lead author

2007-8

Energy 2020 (project with ~60 organisations)

Preparation of manifesto for 2020 sustainable energy targets. Draft vision for UK energy in 2020

Coordinator; steering committee member

2006

Sustainable Energy Manifesto

Coordinated document backed by 35 organisations detailing sustainable energy priorities

Coordinator and lead author

2005

Energy hierarchy

The priorities for sustainable energy in the form of a hierarchy

Initiator

Philip Wolfe's executive role with the Renewable Energy Association lasted during a period of very rapid developments of national and international policy in relation to sustainable and renewable energy.

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