“Electricity Demand Reduction: options to encourage permanent reductions in electricity use” IET submission to Department of Energy and Climate Change
In a brief submission the IET highlights that energy demand in the UK is significantly different to that of most other countries due to the major role of wet central heating. For this reason policy analysis should be based on the extensive UK-specific literature rather than relying on international literature. IET also notes with concern the potential disincentives to energy efficiency investment under the proposals for Electricity Market Reform contained in the Energy Bill 2012/13. The IET stresses the importance of the supply chain in energy efficiency decision making in addition to public behavioural choices. Rather than comment in detail, the IET endorses the detailed analysis of this consultation document by UKERC.
The IET’s most important point is that energy efficiency should be considered in the context of the whole energy system, not just electricity. This presents massive opportunities to reduce emissions and improve both security and affordability.
Submission Details Submitted on 31 January 2013 to Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)