The CDM is one of the Kyoto Protocol’s market mechanisms designed to provide flexibility in reducing climate destabilizing greenhouse gas emissions cost-effectively. It encourages co-operation between ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ countries.

In order to really boost the CHP sector, the UK government must start putting policy into action. Although a lot of legislation has been passed during the last few years aimed at favouring energy efficiency, the UK’s CHP sector has still not been able to realize anything like its full potential. In order to achieve tangible results, the government must concert its actions with policy and communicate better with consumers and local governments.