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    The UK Draft Energy Bill And How To Influence The Climate Change Bill
    By News Staff | January 23rd 2013 10:05 AM | Print | E-mail | Track Comments

    Optimal Monitoring has produced a free eBook about the Department of Energy and Climate Change consultation period, which is open until the end of January.

     The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has invited companies to influence the latest Climate Change Bill and UK government energy policy. This consultation period on the UK draft Energy Bill is open until January 31st, 2013 and asks for ideas on how the Government can help businesses reduce their energy usage and therefore their cost. Carbon monitoring software provider Optimal Monitoring has created a free guide which addresses the opportunities the DECC consultation period presents for businesses and landlords to influence the Energy Bill. 

    Duncan Everett, Managing Director at Optimal Monitoring explains, "On 29th November 2012, John Hayes, the Energy Minister, published the Coalition's much anticipated UK draft Energy Bill, setting out the various measures that will be enforced to ensure the UK's switch to 'a low-carbon economy' - and to attract the GBP110 billion investment needed to keep up with the nation's rising demand for electricity. However, within the climate change bill, the energy reduction element is by no means finalised, therefore the DECC has embarked on a consultation period - open until the end of January - during which it is inviting ideas on how the UK government energy policy can help businesses reduce their energy and ultimately cost."

    Optimal Monitoring address three key aspects within the eBook which they feel need to be included if this Energy Bill is going to have the positive impact required. These include:

    - Easy and independent access to energy consumption data

    - Help for all businesses to get a Display Energy Certificates (DECs)

    - Rewarding those who are already performing well not just those who have improved

    Everett concludes, "The best solutions are often the simplest, but these can also be the easiest to overlook. We have been presented with a valuable window of opportunity and we must ensure we act before it is too late, don't miss the DECC's consultation deadline of 31st January. We have the chance to finally encourage positive change and we would implore all businesses and landlords to get in touch with the DECC. Have your say before it's too late!"

    Full eBook is available to download for free here