Retail Energy Efficiency Taskforce

The Retail Energy Efficiency Taskforce is a Government–Industry body set up to explore the barriers to greater energy efficiency and to help spread best practice of leaders in energy efficiency to other retailers in the sector.

Retail Energy Management Workshop

The Taskforce is hosting a retail energy management workshop on 16 October in London to share practical energy management advice. Experienced energy managers will host workshops on heating, cooling and lighting systems that will help retailers reduce their energy bills.

At the event we will be re-launching the Green Retail app created by Resource Efficient Scotland, which can be downloaded for free to get quick, practical day to day energy saving tips. We’ll also discuss the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, our new policy to help enterprises identify energy savings opportunities.

The event is free and open to retailers. You can sign up on Event Brite

About the Retail Energy Efficiency Taskforce

The Taskforce operates as a strategic group, bringing together high profile retailers and Government officials from DECC and BIS to discuss barriers to further energy efficiency in the sector and ways to overcome them on a voluntary basis.

It is working closely with other groups including the Retail Energy Forum, an industry group that shares best practice across major retailers, the BIS Carbon Efficiency Retail Group, which focuses on carbon reduction opportunities in the built environment, the British Retail Consortium, a retail industry group, Resource Efficient Scotland, a climate change advisory body and the Green Investment Bank.

The Taskforce meets once every quarter to set strategic objectives. In between meetings, members and other groups explore voluntary opportunities with a view to making proposals to the Taskforce. Its work will conclude in autumn 2014.

Further information

The following organisations have useful information and links for retailers interested in becoming more energy efficient.

Contact details

Fionan.Omuircheartaigh@decc.gsi.gov.uk