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Government & legislation

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) - www.decc.gov.uk
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) was created in October 2008, to bring together: energy policy and climate change mitigation policy.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) - ww2.defra.gov.uk
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is a Government Department in the UK.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) - www.bis.gov.uk
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills was created in June 2009 from the merger of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.

Environment Agency - www.environment-agency.gov.uk
The Environment Agency is a non-departmental public body of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and an Assembly Government Sponsored Body of the Welsh Assembly Government. Aims to protect and improve the environment, and to promote sustainable development.

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) - www.sepa.org.uk
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency is Scotland's environmental regulator which main role is to protect and improve the environment.

Ofgem - www.ofgem.gov.uk
Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets is the government regulator for the electricity and downstream natural gas markets in Great Britain.

Ofwat - www.ofwat.gov.uk
The Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) is the body responsible for economic regulation of the privatised water and sewerage industry in England and Wales.

Utility Regulator - www.uregni.gov.uk
Northern Ireland authority for utility regulation.

Consumer Focus - www.consumerfocus.org.uk
Consumer Focus is the statutory consumer champion for England, Wales, Scotland and (for postal consumers) Northern Ireland.

Energy Ombudsman - www.energy-ombudsman.org.uk
Energy Ombudsman is the service set up to sort out disagreements between gas and electricity companies (energy companies) and their domestic and small business customers.

Climate Change

ACT ON CO2 - actonco2.direct.gov.uk
ACT ON CO2 is a cross-Government initiative, currently involving the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Department for Transport (DfT) and Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The campaign communicates the seriousness of climate change to the public through TV, press, radio and online advertising, explaining the link between CO2 emissions and global warming.

Energy Saving Trust - www.energysavingtrust.org.uk
The Energy Saving Trust is the UK's leading impartial organisation helping people save energy and reduce carbon emissions. They do this by providing expert insight and knowledge about energy saving, supporting people to take action, helping local authorities and communities to save energy and providing quality assurance for goods, services and installers.

Carbon Trust - www.carbontrust.co.uk
The Carbon Trust is a not for dividend company limited by guarantee created by the UK government to help businesses and public organisations to reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, through improved energy efficiency and developing commercial low carbon technology. It's stated mission is to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy.

Low Carbon Economy - www.lowcarboneconomy.com
The Low Carbon Economy Ltd is a company established to help accelerate the transition to a resource efficient low carbon economy.

Renewable Energy

RenewableUK (formerly BWEA) - www.bwea.com
RenewableUK, formerly known as the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA), is the trade and professional body for the UK wind and marine renewables industries. Formed in 1978, and with 646 corporate members, RenewableUK is the leading renewable energy trade association in the UK.

Renewable Energy Association - www.r-e-a.net
The Renewable Energy Association was established in 2001 to represent British renewable energy producers and promote the use of sustainable energy in the UK. The REA was called the Renewable Power Association until October 2005.

Regen South West - www.regensw.co.uk
Regen SW is working to enable business, local authorities, community groups, and other organisations to deliver renewable energy and energy efficiency and build a prosperous low-carbon economy in the south west of England.

Microgeneration Certification Scheme - www.microgenerationcertification.org
The MCS certificates microgeneration technologies used to produce electricity and heat from renewable sources. It has been developed to provide consumers with an assurance that microgeneration products and installation companies meet a robust set of standards.

Centre for Sustainable Energy - www.cse.org.uk
The Centre for Sustainable Energy helps people and organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors meet the twin challenges of rising energy costs and climate change.

Green Futures - www.forumforthefuture.org/greenfutures
Green Futures was founded in 1996 by Forum for the Future director Jonathon Porritt. It aims to lead the debate on how to achieve a sustainable future - one that's both practical and attractive.

International

International Energy Agency (IEA) - www.iea.org
The International Energy Agency is an intergovernmental organisation which acts as energy policy advisor to 28 member countries in their effort to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for their citizens.

ManagEnergy (European Commission) - www.managenergy.net
ManagEnergy is a technical support initiative of the Intelligent Energy - Europe (IEE) programme of the European Commission which aims to assist actors from the public sector and their advisers working on energy efficiency and renewable energy at the local and regional level.

European Commission - Environment - ec.europa.eu/environment

European Commission - Energy - ec.europa.eu/energy

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - unfccc.int

Associations

Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA) - www.esta.org.uk
The Energy Services and Technology Association is the UK's leading Energy Management industry association.

Energy Retail Association - www.energy-retail.org.uk
The Energy Retail Association (ERA), formed in 2003, represents the major electricity and gas suppliers in the domestic market in Great Britain.

Combined Heat & Power Association - www.chpa.co.uk
The Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) is the leading advocate of an integrated approach to delivering energy services using combined heat and power and district heating.

National Energy Action - www.nea.org.uk
National Energy Action is the leading fuel poverty charity that works to eradicate fuel poverty and campaigns for greater investment in energy efficiency to help those who are poor or vulnerable gain affordable heat.

Energy Institute - www.energyinst.org
The Energy Institute, commonly referred to as EI, is the main professional organization for the energy industry within the UK that promotes the safe, environmentally responsible and efficient supply and use of energy in all its forms and applications. The Energy Institute works to accomplish this through the services provided to individuals and organisations in membership to the benefit of society as a whole.

Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) - www.iema.net
The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) is the largest professional body for environmental practitioners in the United Kingdom and Worldwide approaching 15,000 members.

Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) - www.cibse.org
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers is a British professional engineering body based in London, England that represents building services engineers.

Energy Networks Association (ENA) - 2010.energynetworks.org
The Energy Networks Association is the industry body funded by UK gas and electricity transmission and distribution licence holders.

Energy Intensive Users Group (EIUG) - www.eiug.org.uk
The Energy Intensive Users Group is an umbrella organisation that represents the interests of intensive industrial energy consumers. It's objective is to achieve fair and competitive energy prices for British industry.

Utilities Intermediaries Association - www.uia.org.uk
The Utilities Intermediaries Association is a trade body for UK Third Party Intermediaries (TPIs) in the business energy sector.

The British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association - www.beama.org.uk
BEAMA is the independent expert knowledge base and forum for the electrotechnical industry for the UK and across Europe. Representing over 300 manufacturing companies in the electrotechnical sector, the organisation has significant influence over UK and international political, standardisation and commercial policy.

The Association of Meter Operators - www.meteroperators.org.uk
The Association of Meter Operators is the trade association representing it's members. It's aim is to establish working or best practices amongst Members which benefit members, industry and customers by reducing costs and improving customer service. The Association represents Members' interests in a number of industry forums. This is achieved by direct representation at meetings, responses to consultations and working in co-operation with industry organisations

British Standards Institute (BSI) - www.bsigroup.co.uk
BSI Group, also known in its home market as the British Standards Institution (or BSI), is a multinational business services provider whose principal activity is the production of standards and the supply of standards-related services.

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