Andrew Warren of the UK’s Association for the Conservation of Energy provides an excellent article in Building Magazine about how the European Commission is now treating energy efficiency as the first fuel. He commends this approach and contrasts this with the latest UK position to put old-fashioned supply-side solutions first. What can you say about your country?
Energy: Less is more
The European Commission wants energy efficiency to be treated as an energy source in its own right. It has issued a set of policy papers, designed to set up a new energy union.
It is calling for a “radical rethink on energy efficiency” in order to treat it as an “energy source in its own right”. The Commission is proposing that all 28 governments should introduce a radical new principle: energy efficiency and demand side management measures must always be permitted to compete on equal terms with new supply…
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