Energy: Conservation

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 4th March 2014.

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Photo of Dave Watts Dave Watts Labour, St Helens North

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what sanctions his Department applies to energy companies which fail to comply with their targets for spending on energy conservation schemes.

Photo of Gregory Barker Gregory Barker The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Energy efficiency targets for companies under the current energy company obligation (ECO), and previous related schemes, are set in terms of carbon reduction outcomes rather than financial expenditure.

Enforcement of these targets, and any penalties levied in the event of non-compliance, are a matter for the regulator, Ofgem.

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