Energy companies have successfully hit 99% of energy efficiency targets say reports

Reports published by Ofgem earlier this month show that energy companies have successfully achieved their energy efficiency targets by up to 99%. EUM Consultants take a look at why companies have worked so hard to achieve this.
By: EUM Consultants
 
FORT PARKWAY, U.K. - May 21, 2013 - PRLog -- www.eumconsultants.com

Reports published by Ofgem earlier this month show that energy companies have successfully achieved their energy efficiency targets by up to 99%. EUM Consultants take a look at why companies have worked so hard to achieve this.

In the last decade, the opinions of energy efficiency, or recycling as we all used to call it, has completely changed. A decade ago, the main aim was to get everyone recycling their household waste, something which many households ‘couldn’t be bothered to do’ as it didn’t seem important. Now, consumers have received over 6 million installed energy efficiency measures, including 700,000 households under the government’s Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) an Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) schemes. Not only do we now take energy efficiency very seriously, but households and companies are actually going out of their way to lower their carbon footprints, but why? “I think that ten years ago, the understanding and evidence of what CO2 does and can potentially do was limited, now there are new reports, experiments and results out every day showing what we are doing to our planet, that anyone can access to get to grips with it” says Mark McAlear Managing Director of EUM Consultants. During the last year of the programmes energy companies really got involved to hit targets of the schemes.

But why did so many companies step up their game? Ofgem actually reminded the industry that companies that did not make changes could potentially face enforcement action if their targets were not met. “Most companies did take it seriously, however a small reminder was needed in the second half of 2012 to ensure that targets were hit” says Alex Tsimboykas, sales director of EUM Consultants. Companies were also told in late 2012 that Ofgen would take into account any efficiency measures installed after 2012. Since the beginning of 2013, many companies have continued to install energy efficiency measures, many after noticing the savings that they have made. “Energy efficiency really is making a difference to consumers, it saves so much money and with the state of the economy and rising bills it is no wonder that consumers and companies are continuing to install energy efficient measures without any enforcement needed” says Mark McAlear, managing director of EUM Consultants.

“One worry of consumers has been that they will suffer personally because of firms not reaching their energy efficiency targets, the good news is that investigations are being carried out on these firms to protect consumer’s form losing any money if they have not reached one or more of their energy efficiency targets” says Alex Tsimboykas, sales director of EUM Consultants. Under CERT over 3.9 million lofts and 2.5 million cavity walls were insulated across Great Britain. Over 150,000 households had at least one energy efficiency measure installed including insulating over 75,000 external solid walls and replacing nearly 43,000 old, inefficient boilers.

 “It really is amazing how many homes have been insulated, and installed with energy efficiency measures before December 2012, the amount of C02 reductions are huge and will really make a difference!” says Mark McAlear, Managing Director of EUM Consultants.
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