The establishment of the Energy Efficiency Deployment Office (EEDO) by the UK Government is both welcome and timely, according to the Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA) which represents major providers of energy management equipment and services across the UK.
According to ESTA’s Chairman, Professor Martin Fry, better co-ordination of efforts to promote energy efficiency in all its forms will be essential if the UK is to meet its national and international obligations.
Speaking at the launch, he said: “Energy efficiency cuts energy consumption in the most cost effective way. That means less expenditure for businesses and for households, it means we need fewer imports of energy from abroad and it leads to a reduction in carbon emissions.
“All these things are good for the economy and good for the environment. But we need a joined-up approach from Government if we are to make the most of our opportunities in this area.
“We welcome the creation of the Energy Efficiency Deployment Office as a way of improving the delivery of the Government’s programmes. The EEDO’s stated aim of working with industry to achieve its goals is something we and other bodies have been urging upon successive administrations. We look forward to working with EEDO in delivering the huge energy savings potential for the UK.”