Publication date: November 2005 (information in this report was correct at the time of publication)
This report looks at how policy instruments acting on business and the public sector can be optimised to deliver significant carbon savings whilst maintaining/enhancing the competitiveness of UK companies.
It explains why energy efficiency must play a central role in the national energy and climate change strategy, where the main potentials lie for energy efficiency improvement, and what are the main barriers and drivers to the take-up of current and upcoming energy efficiency/low carbon technologies in business and the public sector.
It then examines in more detail the policy instruments and potential policy packages that could deliver a step change in energy efficiency while maintaining or improving UK competitiveness.
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