UK Government sets out plans to cut electricity demand

(LEXEGESE) - Cutting the amount of electricity used in Britain’s homes, businesses and industry can be much cheaper than paying firms to supply it; saving money through lower bills and reducing the need for new generation capacity. According to the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), just a 10 per cent reduction in electricity demand could produce savings of around £4 billion in 2030, which would more than compensate for the cost of making efficiency investments upfront. The DECC is, therefore, seeking views on a number of key proposals to reduce electricity demand across the whole UK economy, including: Financial Incentives - Market Wide Incentives Premium payments - payments for each kWh saved through energy saving measures installed such as energy efficient lighting. An energy supplier obligation in the non domestic sector – ensuring energy suppliers deliver a specific target of electricity demand reduction in the non-domestic sector to complement the Energy Company Obligation to reduce carbon emissions that is targeted at households ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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