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DECC appoints new energy efficiency chief

Peter Boyd has been appointed as expert chair of the Energy Efficiency Deployment Office (EEDO), within the Department of Energy and Climate Change  (DECC).

Providing strategic guidance to ministers and senior officials at DECC, Boyd will build connections with industry and other stakeholders whilst spearheading EEDO’s primary objective to advance energy efficiency across the UK economy.

Boyd is currently chief operating officer at global organisation Carbon War Room which aims to accelerate entrepreneurial solutions for drastically cutting carbon emissions.

Energy secretary Edward Davey said: “I am delighted that Peter Boyd has been recruited to this important post. Peter will bring valuable experience in rolling out major programmes from his time with the Virgin Group to his current role at Carbon War Room, and I am very confident that he will make a major contribution to the energy efficiency agenda.”

Climate change minister Gregory Barker said: “Peter brings great insight into the economic opportunities from tackling climate change, and how we unlock UK and global markets. I am delighted Peter is joining EEDO at this important time as we scale up our ambitions on energy efficiency.”

Peter Boyd added: “Energy efficiency is not only central to tackling dangerous climate change but it is good for business. At the Carbon War Room, we have found this to be a multi-billion dollar global market opportunity. I look forward to helping increase EEDO’s positive impact as it takes forward this challenging and crucial agenda, and help seize the opportunity for the UK to lead the world in this area.”

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