Energy suppliers work closely with Government and stakeholders to offer consumers opportunities to be more energy efficient.
Energy suppliers have an obligation to deliver energy efficient measures to households via the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) and the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP). Examples of this work are through better insulated homes, and learning about and saving energy. Energy UK's members are committed to meeting their energy efficiency targets, and are open to discussions on how these targets can be met.
Energy UK works closely with stakeholders, like the Department of Energy and Climate Change, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Assembly, Ofgem, Consumer Focus, the Energy Saving Trust and the National Insulation Association to make sure that both CERT and CESP work to the advantage of consumers.
Energy UK is also working with Government to make sure that the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) complements the Green Deal, which is the Government’s flagship energy efficiency policy.
We have published an in depth guide with a typical Local Authority path to Energy Efficiency projects. Energy efficiency measures can help lower energy bills for customers and keep them warm in winter. Local Authorities are important partners for energy suppliers in delivering measures to consumers, helping them to cut their energy use and energy bills. This paper has been designed as a tool to help Local Authorities interested in setting up domestic energy efficiency projects within their communities but have not yet built relationships with suppliers. Read the Local Authority path to energy efficiency projects - October 2013 (PDF 300KB).
In our recent response to the Green Deal and ECO consultation we outline a number of considerations for the Government when creating these new schemes. Read our response to the Green Deal and ECO consultation (PDF 900KB).