Energy efficiency businesses concerned by Brexit
A survey of firms in the non-domestic energy efficiency sector has highlighted concerns that prices would rise if the UK were to vote to leave the EU later this month. The latest Energy Efficiency Trends report, published on Thursday 2 June by EEVS, suggested that nearly eight in 10 (79%) suppliers in the sector backed a Remain vote, while the same was true of nearly two thirds (64%) of consumers. Nearly six in 10 (57%) energy efficiency suppliers said they believed a Brexit would result in UK energy price increases, while the same was true of just over two fifths (42%) of consumers. EEVS director Ian Jeffries said the industry’s stance on the referendum was an “overwhelming Remain”.