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New Energy Efficiency Deployment Office is launched
Secretary of State for DECC says new office will drive a step change in energy efficiency.
13 February 2012
Last week, the newly appointed Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, the Rt. Hon Edward Davey MP, launched the new Energy Efficiency Deployment Office (EEDO). Comprising a team of 50 civil servants, the EEDO will take the lead on three areas of focus. First, the new team will act as the Government’s centre of expertise on energy efficiency. Second, it will support the coherent delivery of all existing energy efficiency policies. Finally, it will act as the driving force to develop the Government’s energy efficiency strategy, which will be published by the end of this year. In line with this, the EEDO has launched a consultation to aid in this process. The call for evidence closes on 4 April 2012.
When unveiling the new team, Davey stated that improving energy efficiency is often the most cost effective solution when compared with alternatives. He said that the EEDO will “help us deliver our existing policies and find new ways to save energy, right across the economy.” It is hoped that the EEDO will help steer and deliver energy saving policies such as the Green Deal, the Renewable Heat Incentive, the introduction of smart meters and other initiatives such as the Climate Change Levy and Climate Change Agreements.
Davey said at the launch that the EEDO will help businesses realise the benefits of energy efficiency, “the money it can save, the carbon it can offset and the green growth opportunities it represents. In the long term, that’s what EEDO is for. To change the way we think about energy efficiency.”
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