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Reports call for investment in domestic energy efficiency

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:41 pm
by ALEO Admin
Two reports published in June 2015 have called for greater investment in domestic energy efficiency and insulation measures.

The first report, published on 5 June by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, is titled Heat Energy: the Nation's Forgotten Crisis and calls for the UK Government to urgently introduce legislation for a national insulation programme to cover every home in the UK.

This report can be downloaded from:
http://www.imeche.org/news/institution/ ... ry_UK_home

The second report published on 12 June, by AgilityEco, NEA and Northern Powergrid, covers Supporting Local Energy Efficiency as an Alternative to Network Reinforcement.

This report looks at whether there is a possibility to divert any part of the budget
allocated to load-related network upgrade schemes into local schemes that improve
energy efficiency for those who need it the most.

The report concludes that "significant peak winter demand reductions can be achieved at relatively low cost, particularly where: (a) behaviour change is targeted alongside physical measures; and (b) where peak demand reduction is a specific aim of the project".

To download this report, visit:
http://www.nea.org.uk/Resources/NEA/Pub ... 2015v2.pdf