U.K. efficiency law

The U.K. government plans to extend into the gas supply sector legislation that requires electricity supply companies to help out poor customers.The details are spelled out in a consultation document published by the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), which addresses government concern about "fuel poverty" in Britain (OGJ, May 31, 1999, p. 35).The proposals, published as "Energy efficiency-a consultation document," are aimed at promoting energy saving as a means of reducing poor people's fuel bills.Ofgem said the proposals build on existing standards for electricity companies that run until Mar. 31, 2000. The measures would require suppliers to spend £1/year for every...

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