Elmhurst Energy welcomes Government's positive statements on retaining all EU Energy Efficiency laws
Elmhurst Energy, the leading energy performance measurement specialists, has welcomed positive statements in ‘the Department for Exiting the European Union’ white paper document, the Great Repeal Bill. This publication provides the most significant statement from Government to date, which assures the continued use of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and EU energy efficiency Law, post-brexit.
The Bill will repeal the 1972 European Communities Act and allow all the legislation that currently refers to it to be transferred into UK law, with the minimum of gaps and disconnects that would otherwise be created when the UK leaves the EU in March 2019.
“The good news for everyone concerned with climate change and energy efficiency is the paragraph that appeared in the Department for Exiting the European Union’s publication Legislation for the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union which commits the Government to ensuring that we become the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than we found it,” explains Martyn Reed, Managing Director of Elmhurst Energy.
“The publication says that the UK’s current legislative framework at national, EU and international level has delivered tangible environmental benefits and the Great Repeal Bill will ensure that the whole body of existing EU environmental law continues to have effect in UK law.”
Elmhurst is delighted to read that “the whole body of existing EU environmental law continues to have effect in UK law,” as it gives Elmhurst Members, and the energy efficiency sector at large, maximum certainty as we leave the EU and plan for the future.
As always we will continue to promote the value of Energy Performance Certificates and the wealth of important information that they can provide.
You can take a look at the Great Repeal Bill here.