MP Peter Ainsworth’s Green Energy Bill is edging closer to the statute books as it passed its third reading and report stage in the House of Commons today.

The Conservative MP’s bill will now go on to the House of Lords. If passed it could achieve Royal Assent by as soon as October.

The former DEFRA shadow secretary’s bill aims to remove the need for planning permission for renewable installations for domestic premises and exempt renewable installations from council tax increases.

Peter Ainsworth said: “I am delighted that this important Bill has completed its Commons stages. This brings us one step nearer to implementing practical policies to help green business and enable the public to play an active role in combating climate change”.

BSD interviewed the Conservative MP on his Green Bill in May. Click here to read the article.