Energy efficiency strategy falls short on targets and measures

DECC’s energy efficiency strategy provides the basis for further discussion, but it falls short on current performance and on new measures

The government’s long-anticipated energy efficiency strategy has stopped well short of proposing new solutions and targets that would put the issue “at the heart of the low-carbon economy”.

Instead, the government’s first energy efficiency strategy since 2004 focuses on scenarios and estimates of the potential for further action, outlines longstanding barriers to uptake and restates a clutch of existing policies. These include implementation of the forthcoming EU Energy Efficiency Directive (ENDS Report, September 2012), the recast Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (EPBD), and a range of domestic measures such as the Green Deal.

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