Consultation outcome

Options to encourage permanent reductions in electricity use (Electricity Demand Reduction)

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

This consultation has concluded

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Consultation on options to reduce electricity demand: Government Response

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Final Impact Assessment: Electricity Demand Reduction – Amendment to Capacity Market Clauses

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Detail of outcome

We believe 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. The consultation on electricity demand reduction 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.

Our response to the consultation provides a summary of the views expressed by respondents and outlines the Government’s proposed approach to supporting electricity demand reduction.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from 29 November 2012 12:00am to
31 January 2013 11:45pm

Summary

We believe that there is significant potential for greater efficiency in the use of electricity in the UK - some of which will be realised by…

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Electricity Demand Reduction: consultation on options to encourage permanent reductions in electricity use

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Electricity Demand Reduction: consultation summary

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Electricity Demand reduction initial impact assessment

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Capturing the full electricity efficiency potential of the UK

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Measurement, verification and additionality of Electricity Demand Reductions: ECOFYS report

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Exploring the design of policies to increase efficiency of energy use within the industrial and commercial sectors: Carbon Trust and SPA Future Thinking research report

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Review of technical potential for electricity demand reduction by Nick Eyre (Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford)

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Consultation description

We believe 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. The consultation on electricity demand reduction 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.

Our response to the consultation provides a summary of the views expressed by respondents and outlines the Government’s proposed approach to supporting electricity demand reduction.

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