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Electricity demand reduction: options to encourage permanent reductions in electricity use

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Original consultation

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Summary

Seeking views on what more can be done to support the efficient use of electricity.

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Electricity demand reduction: options to encourage permanent reductions in electricity use

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Electricity demand reduction: consultation summary

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Electricity demand reduction: impact assessment

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Electricity demand reduction: capturing the full electricity efficiency potential of the UK

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Electricity demand reduction- measurement, verification and additionality

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Electricity demand reduction- exploring the design of policies to increase efficiency of electricity use

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Consultation description

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.