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Energy efficiency is a measure of energy used for delivering a given service. Improving energy efficiency means getting more from the energy that we use. DECC - Energy Efficiency Strategy: 'The Energy Efficiency Opportunity in the UK'

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  • Yesterday’s spending review contained the Government’s financial plans for improved energy efficiency and renewable energy. Although some detail is missing about how the measures will be achieved, the following points were made: Government will increase funding for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) to £1. Read More...
  • Following the publication of the latest consultation response on the 4th December 2013, “Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive – Improving Support, Increasing Uptake”, some important amendments and additions to the scheme have been announced to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme (subject to state-aid approval). Read More...
  • A guide to the 'Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme' (ESOS) — the scheme designed by DECC to help the UK comply with EU legislation regarding energy audits for large organisations — and how it will affect you. Read More...
  • Government have taken a step nearer to providing a mechanism to reward electricity use reduction, with DECC talking about how such an idea might be built into the Electricity Market Reform proposals.  It’s been recognised that a modest 9% reduction in use could deliver savings of £2. Read More...
  • The new flue gas emission limits for biomass boilers claiming the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will now be introduced in Autumn 2013 — rather than by 1st April as originally planned. In a recently-published response to a consultation that opened back in July 2012, the government confirmed that date for these limits to take effect will be pushed back to "no later than the end of 2013". Read More...