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Business feedback sought on plans to ensure future energy security

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Businesses can have their say on two sets of Government proposals aimed at averting future energy crises and achieving net zero carbon emissions. 

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a consultation on reforming the Electricity Capacity Market.  

The policy proposals fall into three broad categories: strengthening the security of supply; aligning the Capacity Market with net zero emissions and other improvements to the capacity market.  

Overall, the proposals aim to strengthen security of supply and provide greater clarity for investors around the transition to net zero.  

The consultation closes at 11.45pm on 3 March.  

The Government department has also opened a further consultation regarding lighting efficiency standards. New proposals will ensure that lighting in domestic and non-domestic buildings in England, Scotland and Wales meets minimum energy performance standards.  

It is estimated that, depending on the size of the home, switching to more efficient lighting could save a household around £2,000 – £3,000 over the lifetime of the bulbs.  

The consultation is billed as being of particular interest to the lighting sector; those engaged in product energy efficiency and net zero, as well as organisations representing consumers.  

The consultation closes at 11:45pm on 4 April 2023 

Nigel Pye

Experienced journalist with a 30-year career in the newspaper and PR industry and a proven record for breaking stories for the national and international press. Nigel is the Editor of Daily Focus and Head of Creative at i-creation. Other work includes scriptwriting, magazine and video production, crisis communications and TV and radio broadcasts.

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