Annual Energy Statement should be re-introduced, say manufacturers
EEF has called on the government to re-introduce the Annual Energy Statement so as to provide a longer-term view of policy. Its Upgrading Power report, issued on Monday 12 December, said that only one in three (33%) companies felt that the government had a long-term strategy to ensure security of supply, and very few (4%) felt that UK energy infrastructure had improved in the last two years. The report suggested that UK manufacturers were missing out on significant savings through enhanced energy efficiency. It said that, with greater policy support, manufacturers would be able to cut 14% of electricity consumption through the implementation of energy efficiency measures.