The Energy Efficiency Deployment Office (EEDO) has been set up to drive a step change in energy efficiency.
Energy efficiency is at the heart of the government’s approach to tackling dangerous climate change and ensuring safe, secure and affordable energy supplies. Energy efficiency is often the quickest and most cost effective solution when compared with the alternative and provides growth and job opportunities through the supply chain.
- is the Government’s centre of expertise on energy efficiency
- supports the coherent delivery of our existing energy efficiency policies
- has set out the Government’s Energy Efficiency Strategy, including where there is potential for further energy efficiency across the economy, and how this might be brought about
Energy efficiency strategy – November 2012
The Energy Efficiency Strategy sets out our mission to seize the energy efficiency opportunity in the UK. There are a wide range of benefits that make greater energy efficiency an important goal for the coming decades.
The Energy Efficiency Strategy is designed to maximise the benefits of existing policy and to realise the wider energy efficiency potential across the UK economy. We will do this through connecting knowledge and technologies to finance, support energy efficiency innovation, and harnessing the power of improving energy use information. We will need to push forward on all these fronts if we are to create an energy efficiency market that seeks out and realises the cost effective energy efficiency potential that is available within our economy.
The annexes to the Energy Efficiency Strategy give further detail about the four identified barriers: embryonic markets, information, misaligned financial incentives and undervaluing energy efficiency.
The Energy Efficiency strategy was informed by responses to the Call for Evidence: Energy Efficiency Deployment Office launched in February 2012.
Energy efficiency statistics
The Statistical Summary has been produced as an accompanying document to the Energy Efficiency Strategy. It presents a range of evidence on energy consumption, energy savings, energy efficiency measures together with indicators and international comparisons.
Wider energy efficiency statistical evidence can be obtained from the DECC Statistics pages.
A key part of the evidence is customer insight analysis. A number of research projects have been run by EEDO and published in support of the strategy. The following research documents were published alongside the Energy Efficiency Strategy
Energy Efficiency innovation
The published Technology Innovation Needs Assessments (TINAs) for domestic buildings, industrial sector, and non-domestic buildings examine the potential for innovation in these technology areas and the potential economic benefit they can deliver for the UK. TINAs have been developed for a range of technology areas and help inform the prioritisation of public and private sector investment to ensure these technologies reach their full potential. The TINA work has been undertaken by the Low Carbon Innovation Coordination Group (LCICG) which brings together the major public sector backed funding and delivery bodies engaged in low carbon innovation.
Further information on innovation in low carbon technologies within DECC can be found on the Innovation pages on the DECC website.
A guide to financing energy efficiency in the public sector – November 2012
As the UK moves to a low-carbon economy the public sector needs to lead by example. There is considerable potential within most public sector organisations to make large energy cost and carbon emission savings through the installation of energy efficiency measures. Installing energy efficiency measures is also likely to have a beneficial impact on the local economy through supporting jobs in construction and throughout the supply chain.
Local Partnerships, a joint venture between the Local Government Association and HM Treasury, has prepared in collaboration with DECC guidance to help public sector organisations overcome the barrier that the availability of finance can present to installing energy efficiency measures. The purpose of the guide is to increase awareness of the benefits to public sector organisations of investing in energy efficiency, and provide guidance on options for funding energy efficiency improvements. The guide also provides examples of some highly successful energy efficiency projects carried out by public sector organisations, and the benefits they deliver.
Further information on energy efficiency in the public sector can be found on the DECC website.
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Further details on some of our existing energy efficiency policies can be found herein the linked document: