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Pepper takes over as ICOM president

The ICOM Energy Association has appointed David Pepper as its new president, taking over from Anthony Ellis of Burnertech Combustion Engineers.

Mr Pepper will serve a two year term of office and will look to steer the association and industry through important years in terms of new legislation.

“The Association has made a major contribution helping manufacturers through the recent legislative changes, and there is more important work to do here with the next revision of Part L of the Building Regulations and the Energy Using Products Directive to name but two planned programmes,” said Mr Pepper.

“It is hard to imagine how individual companies would be able to influence and implement these changes without the Association working on its behalf.”

He also cautioned against simplistic thinking on the issue of renewables.

“Many people are rushing to throw money at renewables to ‘tick the box’ at the expense of greater potential efficiencies in more traditional systems,” he said.

“We must educate them that to create and meet our obligations to reduce emissions and slow climate change is not just about buying technology, but also running whole buildings and heating systems better and smarter.”