The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) has voiced its full support of the Government’s draft Climate Change Bill to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, announced by Environment Secretary, David Milliband.
ECA Director, David Pollock, says: “The Bill is a positive and welcome step by the Government. It is vital we reduce the use of fossil fuels as quickly as possible. It is our strong belief however, that whilst energy efficiency initiatives are essential they are not sufficient.
“We urge Government action to remove price and planning barriers between customers and renewable sources of electricity. Coupled with clear, objective advice from ECA members this would make such sources of energy the obvious choice for both business and domestic customers.
“We stress the importance of local generation of electricity and in particular micro renewable electricity as key options that could make a huge difference in achieving a 60% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.
“The ECA and our members make concerted efforts to promote and enable energy efficiency and the uptake of renewables among consumers and businesses. We are keen to work with Government and other key players to ensure designers as well as businesses and domestic customers can make the right choices in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in line with the draft Bill’s targets.”