Report: Energy Efficiency Measures Worth Billions To UK Economy

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The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) says the UK government is underestimating the potential of energy efficiency technologies, calling for a shake-up of how much focus is placed on cutting energy waste.

The comments to BusinessGreen coincide with a new report produced by ADE which states that energy efficiency measures are worth more than £37 billion to the British economy each year.

The energy efficiency advocacy group, which is to make official its rebranding from the Combined Heat and Power Association next week, says there are huge financial benefits in investing in measures that reduce energy demand.

Tim Rotheray, director of ADE, claims energy management technologies can help the UK solve its so-called energy trilemma, which requires it to deliver affordable, secure and environmentally sustainable energy. 

"Cutting energy waste, the demand side, is often seen as a bit motherhood and apple pie, as if it's a good thing and it naturally happens," he said. "But when you understand what value it has delivered, maybe it will start to change the discussion about how much focus we should put on it in terms of government policies."

Rotheray highlighted the heavy industrial sectors in particular as not being empowered with the relevant knowledge on how they can seek to benefit from deploying energy reduction technologies.

"There are huge opportunities in these sectors," he argued. "But they need to understand that the first fuel is efficiency and that is part of the solution rather than the problem."

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