Energy: Conservation

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what progress has been made in implementing his Department's Energy Efficiency Strategy, published in November 2012.

Photo of Amber Rudd Amber Rudd The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

The UK has established itself as a world leader on energy efficiency. The 2012 Energy Efficiency Strategy outlined the Government’s ambition to realise the energy efficiency opportunity in the UK.

UK final energy consumption has fallen in eight of the last nine years. The Government’s energy efficiency policies have contributed to a 20% decline in household energy and since 2010 over 1 Million homes have recovered energy efficiency measures use since 2004. The overall energy intensity of the UK’s economy has fallen by 22% over the same period.

As a result the UK is now on track to achieve the energy saving targets established by the 2012 Energy Efficiency Directive.

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