The Boyack Bill
Sarah Boyack MSP re-launched her Energy Efficiency and Micro-generation Bill on 4th July 2007. The Bill was formally reactivated for the new Scottish Parliament session gaining the support from 51 MSPs, beating in less than a week the number of supporting MSPs it received in the previous session. The proposed Member’s Bill is aimed at tackling climate change and cutting fuel bills by requiring all new buildings to include capacity for small-scale electricity generation and provide incentives, such as reduced business rates or reductions on Council tax, for developments that incorporate certified measures. It would also require the Scottish Executive to set targets for micro-generation and for local authorities to consider the role such technology can play in achieving sustainable energy.
Further details at the Bills section of the Scottish Parliament website
Since the Bill was originally launched in December 2005, micro-generation has shot to the top of the agenda. This website has been established by a group of environmental and fuel poverty groups to push this agenda forward, and keep supporters informed.