Energy Minister, John Hayes, published the coalition’s much anticipated Energy Bill on the 29th November 2012. The bill set out the various measures that will be enforced to ensure the UK’s switch to ‘a low carbon economy’, and to attract the £110bn investment needed to keep up with the nation’s rising demand for electricity. However within the bill the energy reduction element is by no means finalised.
Business and landlords now have a valuable window of opportunity to have their say as the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has embarked on a consultation period to address the energy reduction element within the Energy Bill. Open until the end of January, the DECC is inviting ideas on how the government can help businesses reduce their energy and ultimately, cost. Businesses and landlords now have the chance to help mould requirements while they are still being formulated.
With such a small window of opportunity our MD Duncan Everett, felt that more noise needed to be made about this opportune time in which businesses and landlords can persuade the DECC to write effective new measures into the Energy Bill. Finally we could see positive change take root and utility bills could go down rather than up. With this in mind, Duncan has penned an article which addresses why the consultation period is happening and what he thinks needs to be included in the Energy Bill.
Duncan’s full article has been published on Energy Management, which is available to read here.
Alternatively, there is a full e-book available that looks at the DECC Consultation period and what we feel needs to be included in the latest Energy Bill.