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Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR)

Objectives of the consultation

This consultation on electricity demand reduction, issued by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), sought views on what more might be done to support the efficient use of electricity. It looked at the opportunities in all sectors and identified a number of key barriers that are preventing this potential from being realised. The consultation closed on 31 January 2013.

Supporting papers

To download papers that supported this consultation please follow the links below. 

CIBSE Response

CIBSE worked with its members across the building industry to prepare a full response to this consultation on Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR). CIBSE members share the view that good engineering practice could deliver substantial reductions in electricity demand without loss of efficiency of energy using systems.

The Institution provided Government with a thorough response that fully informed both Ministers and policy makers about the range of common-sense options that are already available using existing engineering and technology know-how. To read the full CIBSE response please follow the links below.

Results of the consultation and next steps

Department of Energy and Climate Change published its response to the consultation and the final impact assessment in May 2013. The response provides a summary of the views expressed by respondents and outlines the Government’s proposed approach to supporting electricity demand reduction. To download the documents please follow the links below.