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Energy: Domestic Appliances

Volume 494: debated on Thursday 25 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of progress in introducing energy-efficient domestic appliances in the UK. (281264)

I have been asked to reply.

DEFRA’s “Policy Analysis and Projections”, published in July 2008, contains such an assessment. It also sets out how the efficiency of products will need to improve in order to meet the Government’s targets of annual savings of 3.6-11 million tonnes of CO2 from efficient products by 2020, as set out in May 2007’s Energy White Paper.

The analysis was published after a full consultation in spring 2008 and can be found at

In line with the Government’s commitment to consult annually on these projections, the analysis will be issued for a second consultation in summer 2009. The second consultation will contain updated projections of the CO2 savings resulting from the introduction of energy-efficient products for both the domestic and non-domestic sectors.