Brexit: the energy efficiency sector is overwhelmingly in favour of ‘remain’
The latest edition of UK Energy Efficiency Trends, the leading source of market insight for the energy efficiency sector.
This edition examines consumer and supplier activities and trends in the first quarter of 2016.
The report also includes a timely special feature on the ‘Brexit’ question. One of the most significant political decisions in a generation will be made on 23 June and, whichever way it goes, it will be sure to impact the energy efficiency sector to some degree. We were keen to engage in this debate (much like everyone else!) and to ensure that suppliers and consumers in the energy efficiency market have some say on this most emotive of subjects.
The vast majority of supplier respondents (79%) suspect that it would be in the energy efficiency sector’s best interests for the UK to remain a part of the EU. The bulk of respondents found EU led policy initiatives – particularly ESOS – to have supported the uptake of energy efficiency in the commercial sector.
Overwhelmingly, consumers considered that a UK exit would see the cost of energy-saving equipment and energy prices either rise or stay the same. Only 6% of consumers thought that a UK exit would be in the best interests of the energy efficiency sector.
To read the full report, visit www.energyefficiencytrends.co.uk