HC Deb 15 July 1985 vol 83 c31W
29. Mr. Chapman

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will report progress in planning initiatives for energy efficiency year in 1986.

Mr. Peter Walker

I have formed a strategy steering committee which includes the chairmen of the major energy utilities, chairmen of major industrial and retailing organisations and a number of industrial personalities connected with the energy efficiency industry.

A major compaign is being prepared in which advertising by the Energy Efficiency Office will be supported by promotional advertising activities by a substantial number of industries and concerns.

A major nationwide competition for domestic users will be launched.

A series of briefing conferences on the latest in energy technology will be organised throughout the nation.

We are preparing a calendar of events in collaboration with others and already more than 300 events are being organised.