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Our Energy Challenge: securing clean, affordable energy for the long term

Click here for the consultation webpage
Click here for the CIBSE response
Click here for the Engineering Forum for Energy response
Click here for the Construction Industry Council response

CIBSE responded as many expected we would, by promoting energy efficiency and renewables in buildings. CIBSE was also instrumental in formulating joint responses with the Construction Industry Council and the Engineering Forum for Energy and made sure energy efficiency featured highly in both. CIBSE supported the idea of an 'Energy Hierarchy', with energy conservation and efficiency at the top, as the best way to tackle climate change and security of supply. CIBSE also questioned the need for yet another review so soon after the 2003 Energy White Paper, and maintained the position that enormous technological potential exists to improve security of supply and reduce emissions on both the supply side and demand side and that policy stability was required to create a sustainable market for it.