”The Trade Organization wants to stop advice on reduced electricity consumption”
Trade association Swedish Energy encourages its member companies to stop informing customers about how their electricity consumption can be reduced. It is a campaign that runs counter to the EU’s energy authority and intentions, writes representative of Naturskyddsföreningen, Energieffektiviseringsföretagen, Swedisol, Veidekke and SABO in a debate article in Dagens Nyheter.
Both the EU and the Swedish energy policy emphasizes that we should conserve and improve efficiency in our use of electricity. The Agency suggests that the institution of voluntary agreements for energy companies that actively promote energy efficiency among its customers. But while power utility companies trade organization Swedish Energy a campaign to get power companies to stop giving advice to their clients on how they can reduce their electricity consumption. The campaign is completely at odds with the official Swedish energy policy, writes the debaters.
The trade association means that increased customer influence and less detailed regulation is the basis for a successful energy efficiency – and that is where the dividing line lies.
Unfortunately all in Swedish!