The Decentralised Energy Forum covers the use of decentralised renewable energy systems for individual buildings, estates, communities, and the commercial sector.

The REA has secured major policy wins for decentralised renewable energy; the jewel in the crown being the introduction of feed-in tariffs for both power and heat. This and other policy victories have seen the Forum’s membership climb to over 200 members. Forum members include manufacturers, installers, and suppliers of renewable energy systems together with representatives from local authorities, architects, legal practices, and the wider construction industry – in fact anyone who needs to keep close to developments in decentralised renewables. With such a wide representation the Forum can cover a wide range of policy issues such as; financial incentives, taxation, zero-carbon buildings, building regulations, planning, accreditation of small-scale products, and installers.