HC Deb 23 March 2004 vol 419 c695W
Mr. Watson

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her current targets are for domestic energy efficiency improvements. [161007]

Mr. Morley

The Energy White Paper issued in February 2003 made clear that more than half the emissions reductions in the UK Climate Change Programme—around 10 million tonnes of carbon per year by 2010—are expected to come from energy efficiency, with household energy efficiency accounting for around half of these. Beyond 2010, the Government believes that energy efficiency can contribute around half the additional 15–25 million tonnes of carbon we are likely to need by 2020, of which 4–6 million tonnes might be accounted for by the household sector.

An aim for energy efficiency in residential accommodation in England, as required by the Sustainable Energy Act 2003, is likely to be set out in the Government's Energy Efficiency Implementation Plan, to be published after Easter.

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