David Cameron Hails The Importance Of Energy Efficiency

Prime Minister David Cameron has been discussing the importance of energy efficiency in helping the environment this week. The PM has described the increase of energy efficiency as the motor of green growth. Additionally, Cameron has tipped the European economies that are the most energy-efficient will be the ones that will prosper.

The head of the self-titled ‘Greenest Government Ever’ is urging the UK to prioritise growth in ‘Green Industries’ such as energy efficiency and renewable energies. Improved energy efficiency is something that all property owners can contribute towards by lowering their energy output and costs with the help of an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

This rally call for improved energy efficiency may come as a shock for many senior Tory MPs who are currently campaigning to cut green energy subsidies and the lowering of climate targets. Despite some concern that Cameron was backing down on his environmental promises from earlier in his term, he has now reinforced his opinion that greater energy efficiency will benefit both the individual and the UK as a whole.

Speaking at an energy efficiency programme on Monday (February 4); Cameron revealed the importance of the UK’s endeavours to go green:

“To those who say we just can’t afford to prioritise green energy right now, my view is we can’t afford not to. Make no mistake, we are in a global race and the countries that succeed in that race, the economies in Europe that will prosper are those that are the greenest and the most energy-efficient.”

“Energy consumption is set to grow by a third over the next two decades alone. And in a race for limited resources it is the energy-efficient that will win that race. It is the countries that prioritise green energy that will secure the biggest share of jobs and growth.”

The news that Mr Cameron stands strong on his commitment to energy efficiency has been welcomed by parties lobbying for a greener future. The Director of Policy and Communications at the UK Green Building Council, John Alker said:

“We shouldn’t underestimate the importance of the prime minister nailing his colours to the mast on energy efficiency, which is hugely welcome. It gives industry more confidence that the government does take this issue seriously, which is urgently needed if businesses are going to invest and innovate. Now Cameron needs to stand up to those in government who simply don’t ‘get it’ and follow up the rhetoric with delivery.”

Any property owner who would like to aid the UK’s bid to become more energy efficient should seek an Energy Performance Certificate. An EPC helps the property owner discover what property changes could be made to lower energy outlay. Now only could this help the environment, it could lead to lower energy costs for the property owner.

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