Select committee launches inquiry into UK energy efficiency

A new inquiry into household energy efficiency and demand reduction has been launched in the UK. It follows the government’s announcement to end two key policies – Zero Carbon Homes and Green Deal – without bringing forward any replacement schemes. The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) initiative is also due to end in March 2017. The […]

DECC launches pilot electricity efficiency scheme

A pilot scheme that provides businesses with financial support to install more efficient electrical technologies that help reduce their peak demand has been launched. The Government is inviting formal applications from organisations for the Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) pilot initiative, which will support projects that deliver “lasting reductions” in electricity demand. Projects that could be […]

Can the EU hit the target?

Energy Bill has extensive experience working for suppliers, TPIs and other energy companies. Still employed in the industry, he writes exclusively for ELN on the energy issues of the day. The football season is reaching its peak. Chelsea controversially derailed Liverpool’s Premier League title bid last week, with many column inches deriding the ‘negative’ approach […]

Businesses invited to earn cash by reducing energy demand

The UK Government is calling on businesses to sign up to a new £20 million programme that could pay them for reducing their energy use during times of peak demand. Under the pilot scheme, projects will need to deliver efficiency savings at least during the winter between November and February, 3-7pm – when demand is […]