The Government published its draft Energy Bill (focusing on electricity market reform) on 22 May. We were disappointed that it contained no demand reduction policies. So also were committees of both Houses of Parliament, who have endorsed our concerns to them in formal published reports. Despite this, the final Energy Bill (published November 29) still contained no demand reduction provisions.
ACE has therefore been working closely with leading environmental groups (Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, WWF-UK, Green Alliance) to build a coalition of support around the introduction of such provisions into the Bill. These will focus on an electricity efficiency incentive designed to capture the abundant electricity saving potential that the Government themselves say should be achieved.
Click here to read the ACE Research briefing on Electricity Market Reform and the Demand Side.