Energy efficiency sector: yes or no for Brexit?

25 April 2016, London - A poll to take the temperature of the UK’s energy efficiency sector towards ‘Brexit’ is now up and running. Open to consumers, suppliers and investors working within the UK’s non-domestic energy efficiency or renewables markets, results will be made public in early June, ahead of the referendum on 23 June.

The ‘Brexit’ poll is part of the UK Energy Efficiency Trends survey delivered each quarter by a research partnership between EEVS and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

The current survey will report on activity and sentiment in the first quarter of 2016. In an addition to the regular questions, those completing the survey will also be asked for opinions on:

As with all Energy Efficiency Trends surveys, all responses are treated anonymously and confidentially.

The questionnaire is available from and must be completed by 12 May, 2016.

“Anecdotally, it is clear there are strong opinions for both in and out options within the energy efficiency sector, although delegates at the Energy Efficiency Trends roundtable held earlier this month were predominantly in favour of remaining within the EU,” said EEVS’ Ian Jeffries.

“The ‘Brexit poll’ will give an indication of what the wider sector feels, and will be an important springboard for the final month of debate,” he said.

“Regardless of the referendum decision, the responses will signpost the preferred direction of travel for the sector whether we are in or out of the EU.

“If you haven’t yet completed an Energy Efficiency Trends survey, this is the time to do so to ensure your organisations’ activities and opinions are counted.

“We all have a big decision to make and independent opinions such as this are critically important reading for those that are undecided,” he said.



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Editors’ Notes

Compiled from the results of a confidential, quarterly consumer and supplier survey, the UK Energy Efficiency Trends Report evidences industry trends and has become one of the sector’s leading sources of market intelligence. The latest report (Volume 14) covers the fourth quarter of 2015 and can be downloaded here:

New respondents are always needed to complete the survey. The ideal respondents fall into two categories:

  • Directors within energy efficiency supply organisations
  • Those responsible for reducing energy consumption within organisations
  • There is no restriction on size of organisation. Those interested in taking part in the next survey can register here:

    The report’s insight is helping to transform levels of transparency and understanding within the sector – as well as supporting better, faster, more confident decision making in relation to commercial energy saving investments.

    The analysis is produced quarterly, based on survey feedback from a wide range of commercial consumers and suppliers of energy efficiency.

    The survey is delivered by EEVS and Bloomberg New Energy Finance and is supported by:

    EEVS is a leading global provider of performance assurance, analysis and information in relation to energy efficiency. This includes working with clients to devise and develop: performance management systems and strategies; procurement policies and tender evaluations; due diligence on performance contracts and guarantees; performance and financial risk analysis. Alongside this, an established team of energy analysts provides high quality, independent Measurement and Verification (M&V) services for all sizes and types of energy saving project. Since 2011 this team has evaluated the savings performance of over 400 schemes to the global good practice standard, IPMVP.

    Bloomberg New Energy Finance is the definitive source of insight, data and news on the transformation of the energy sector. BNEF has a staff of more than 200 based in key finance centres worldwide including London, New York, Beijing, New Delhi, Săo Paulo and Tokyo.