This report was commissioned by Regen SW, the sustainable energy agency for the south west of England region, to investigate the business opportunities available to energy efficiency businesses, focusing in particular on the impact of the forthcoming Carbon Reduction Commitment.

Overall, the survey has shown that there is a high level of interest and a significant level of expenditure on energy efficiency in large public and private sector organisations. The organisations surveyed are already implementing a range of energy efficiency technologies, and have plans for further projects in the future. There appears to be a high level of linkage between customers in the south west region and regional suppliers, with nearly half of the business remaining in the region. However, there appears to be a much greater level of national and international competition when it comes to larger value contracts.


Published: July 2009