The Energy Management Alliance has welcomed the launch of the Energy Efficiency Strategy ‘The energy efficiency opportunity in the UK’ and the ‘Guide to financing energy efficiency in the public sector’ by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
The energy body, which comprises of the UK’s leading energy management companies and industry bodies providing professional energy management services to the public, commercial and industrial sectors is supportive of the government’s move towards greater energy efficiency.
Graham Meeks, Director of the CHPA and a founding member of the Energy Management Alliance welcomes the announcement:
“Energy efficiency is the key to building a sustainable energy policy that keeps customers’ bills under control and makes best use of increasingly scarce resources. DECC’s strategy is a crucial step forward in realising the full potential of energy efficiency in cutting the costs, driving productivity and freeing up resources for growth across the breadth of the UK economy.
The Energy Management Alliance has been working closely with DECC in helping to shape the Strategy, and we are delighted that energy performance contracting, public procurement and accelerating investment have been identified as priority areas. Members of the Alliance look forward to working with the Government in tackling these issues and seeing the energy management industry continue to grow as a central part of the UK’s thriving green economy.
A balanced energy economy must see the demand side play a full part alongside present initiatives on energy supply.”
As highlighted by the Energy Management Alliance submission to the Energy Efficiency Deployment Office consultation, DECC recognise that there is a thriving energy efficiency market in the UK but it is yet to reach its full potential.
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