|Policy Type:||Policy Support>Strategic planning|
|Policy Target:||Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy|
|Agency:||Department of Energy and Climate Change|
On 30 June 2007, the UKs Energy Efficiency Action Plan (EEAP) 2007 was published. The plan serves two purposes: - to bring together in one document all the current and planned policies and measures the government and the Devolved Administrations have in place to improve energy efficiency. This document therefore updates the previous EEAP of 2004; and - to fulfil the UKs obligations under the Energy End-Use Efficiency and Energy Services Directive (ESD), in which member states adopted an overall national indicative energy savings target of 9% by 2016. Key messages from the EEAP: The most cost effective way of reducing emissions is to use energy more efficiently. It can also improve productivity and can contribute to the security of our energy supplies by reducing our reliance on imported energy and ensuring we make maximum use of our own and global energy resources. There is no single policy that can improve efficiency across all sectors in the UK, and so the government has a range of policies designed to tackle energy efficiency including: - in the household sector - improving the efficiency of buildings themselves as well as the products and services within them, and providing people with information and advice on how to improve their energy efficiency; - in the business and public sectors - providing financial incentives and setting targets for organisations, as well as providing information and advice; - in the transport sector, working with industry and other governments to improve the efficiency of vehicles, and promoting innovation and design; and - internationally, working with the EU towards a 20% reduction in EU energy consumption by 2020, and with the G8 nations as well as others through the Renewable Energy And Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP).
Last modified: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:22:03 CET