We are working to integrate energy efficiency into our core business of power generation (through offers for electricity supply, smart metering, the promotion of efficient appliances, etc.) as well as to develop solutions for our French, English, German, and Italian markets which are appropriate to our customers' needs, with the objective to reduce their consumption and carbon footprint.
In France, within the framework of the Energy Savings Certificate scheme, we are encouraging our customers to save energy by focusing on three areas:
Furthermore, to develop professional skills in these new fields, EDF is participating alongside the French Agency for Environment and Energy Management (Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie) and professional federations in a training program for professionals in the construction sector.
Through our Group companies, we are offering to pay in full for our customers' projects to reduce their energy expenses and CO2 emissions, improve the energy efficiency of their facilities and use energies from renewable resources.
In the United Kingdom, EDF Energy has launched Carbon Challenge 2012 and offers its customers advice and assistance in reducing their carbon footprint. The company also offers to help business customers to reduce CO2 by financing renewable energy projects by making a contribution of 0.4 pence per kWh consumed.
In Italy, Edison advises its customers on managing their energy consumption and has recently created a specific business dedicated to energy efficiency and sustainable development.
Electricity is a smart and efficient way to optimize the consumption and carbon footprint of numerous processes. A driver that the EDF group is implementing with it customers:
EDF's cooperation with low-income housing agencies on home renovation aims to reduce the CO2 emissions of these housing units by 100,000 tonnes and generate 2.5 TWh (cumulative and discounted) of energy savings certificates between 2011 and 2013.
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