Monday 25 February 2013

One of the big issues with energy efficiency is that investors – either internal to the project host or external third party investors – don’t have enough confidence in the evaluation, implementation or measurement of projects. In the USA, the Investor Confidence Project (ICP) which is being sponsored by the Environmental Defense Fund is addressing this problem by bringing together the energy efficiency industry and interested investors to agree standard procedures and processes for developing energy efficiency projects. The ICP has already published its first protocol, for commercial office buildings. For details see:


This is vital work and we need a UK (and European) version of the ICP as soon as possible. I have asked people to support the idea and DECC to facilitate it (rather than run it). We will see what happens.

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