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Seeking views on what more can be done to support the efficient use of electricity.
The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) believes that there is significant potential for greater efficiency in the use of electricity in the UK - some of which will be realised by existing policy. This consultation on electricity demand reduction (EDR) seeks views on what more might be done to support the efficient use of electricity. It looks at the opportunities in all sectors and identifies a number of key barriers that are preventing this potential from being realised.
Focal aspects of the consultation include whether financial incentives can deliver cost effective reductions that are beneficial to society as a whole (including both market wide and more targeted approaches) and if voluntary and information proposals could be effective.