Firms to be offered energy efficiency incentives

  • Financial incentives will also be offered to firms and individuals that install more efficient equipment, such as better freezers in supermarkets.
  • Firms could also be paid to commit to permanent reductions in their electricity use, and an obligation on energy firms to help secure efficiencies extended to cover business premises.
  • Better labelling of products and an awards scheme to highlight firms that use only highly-efficient products are also included in the consultation.
  • Officials said any new measures would have to be carefully worked out to avoid undermining any of the existing schemes, such as the Green Deal.


Bills to rise to pay for energy upgrade

Energy bills are set to rise by an average of £12 a year to pay for a £24bn upgrade of Britain's gas and electricity networks, the regulator Ofgem has announced.