2014 Budget – Chancellor ‘tilts playing field’ in favour of efficient industrial energy

20th March 2014

Industry welcomed the Chancellor’s decision to reduce energy costs for energy-efficient industrial sites in Budget 2014. Highly efficient combined heat and power plants have been exempted from the carbon price floor as part of a £7 billion package to cut energy bills for British manufacturers.

Benefits of industrial CHP in brief:

  • CHP can reduce a business’ energy demands by up to 30%
  • CHP supports industrial competitiveness on more than 375 industrial sites in the UK
  • More than 130,000 jobs in the UK are located on sites which use combined heat and power to meet their energy needs including refining, chemicals and paper industries
  • CHP reduces UK emissions by more than 15 million tonnes of C02 each year
  • By operating at a high level of efficiency, CHP cuts waste and reduces Britain’s gas imports equal to 8 LNG tankers

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