£35M from UK Government for Energy Efficiency

THE UK Energy Secretary, Chris Huhne announced this week that £35 million has been earmarked to help with the development and deployment of innovative energy saving and energy efficiency technologies for buildings.

The Spending Review of November 2010 announced funding of over £200 million for low carbon technologies. A further allocation of up to £35m has now been earmarked to support the development and demonstration of innovative technologies and systems that can reduce carbon emissions from buildings.

This funding will help drive down the costs of saving and generating energy in non-domestic and domestic buildings and increase the number of properties that can benefit from savings on their energy bills. Commitment of the earmarked funding remains subject to further value for money assessments. These programmes will be further developed, in consultation with industry and developers, over the coming months and more details will be announced before the end of this financial year.

The new Energy Efficiency Deployment Office will be established within the Department of Energy and climate Change (DECC) to provide a wider energy efficiency strategy based on evidence and analysis, strong programme management and a joined-up view of the offer to the customer.

Establishment of the Office, with its own Chairman and Director, follows the model in DECC for renewable energy deployment, carbon capture and storage, and nuclear development, and reflects the priority the Government places on energy efficiency in delivering its energy and climate change policies.

Picture of Chris Huhne from the Liberal Democrats reproduced under CCL.

Thursday 22nd September 2011

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