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CREDS & UKERC response to: BEIS - Energy efficiency scheme for small and medium sized businesses: A call for evidence


Citation Fawcett, T., Hampton, S. and Mallaburn, P. CREDS & UKERC response to: BEIS - Energy efficiency scheme for small and medium sized businesses: A call for evidence. 2019.
Author(s) Fawcett, T., Hampton, S. and Mallaburn, P.
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Abstract

We welcome the idea of offering more policy support to SMEs to enable the uptake of energy efficiency opportunities, to the benefit of their enterprises, the economy as a whole and the environment. Researchers have previously argued that there is not enough policy focus on SMEs (Banks et al, 2012, Hampton and Fawcett, 2017) and this consultation was valuable as part of a wider process of policy development.

This response covers general issues about design of policy for energy efficiency improvement in SMEs, and offers specific evidence on Option 2: a business energy efficiency obligation.