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Micropower Council to become Sustainable Energy Association

The Sustainable Energy Association was launched at the Micropower Council Christmas reception, which included key note speeches on a range of key policy developments.

The Micropower Council Christmas reception took place on 16 December 2013 on the Terrace Pavilion at the Houses of Parliament.

The event included a number of engaging keynote speeches from energy minister Greg Barker, Dave Sowden of the Micropower Council, Bill Rumble of Mark Group and Baroness Maddock.

The speeches addressed a range of key developments for the Sustainable Energy industry to the attendees from Government, Industry, NGOs and Trade Associations involved in the Sustainable Energy industry.

Micropower Council chief executive Dave Sowden commented: “The industry is starting to realise Lord Ezra’s vision - building supply chains, creating companies, jobs and wealth for the nation. This is to be welcomed, but it is only a start, and nowhere near enough.

“Nor is it sufficiently joined up across the range of solutions. And joining them up better brings me to the second vision and this morning’s announcement about the evolution of the Micropower Council to become the Sustainable Energy Association.

“Most demand-side measures, including self-production in buildings cost less across their lifetime than almost every large-scale solution.

“These are the government’s own figures, but policy and markets don’t always recognise this because the costs and benefits don’t always fall in the right place, or consumers don’t always follow the money predictably.

“A focus on integrating confidential energy efficiency and self-production from buildings is the most cost effective way for UK plc that we can lower bills, reduce carbon emissions and have greater energy security.”

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