Letter and memorandum to the Clerk of
the Committee from the Construction Products Association (CPA)
With reference to the Environmental Audit Committee's
Sustainable Energy Inquiry, please find attached Construction
Products Association's position on the UK Energy Policy review
(hard copy has also been sent by post). This follows the PIU's
recommendations to government to improve the long-term objectives
of UK Energy Policy.
We welcome the PIU's report, which provides
an analysis of current policies and future demand with recommendations
to improve efficiency in both energy supply and demand. However,
the Report falls short of setting specific targets to implement
energy efficiency strategies, particularly in existing stock.
In summary, the Association would like to see
Government action in the following key areas:
Adopt strong and consistent policies
to encourage competitive, diverse, reliable and secure energy
No further imposition of unnecessary
Encourage and facilitate use of alternative
Provide incentives for development
and implementation of energy efficient products and technologies.
Lead by example in setting energy
efficiency as a priority in its own construction performance.
Co-ordinate government thinking on
energy issues through the proposed Sustainable Energy Policy Unit.