The Energy Intensive Users Group (EIUG) is an umbrella organisation that represents the interests of energy intensive industrial (EII) consumers. Its objective is to achieve fair and competitive energy prices for British industry.
The EIUG represents EIIs including manufacturers of steel, chemicals, fertilisers, paper, glass, cement, lime, ceramics, and industrial gases. EIUG members produce materials which are essential inputs to UK manufacturing supply chains, including materials that support climate solutions in the energy, transport, construction, agriculture, and household sectors. They add an annual contribution of 29bn GVA to the UK economy and support 210,000 jobs directly and 800,000 jobs indirectly around the country.
These foundation industries are both energy and trade intensive and continuing to invest in the UK. In able to compete globally, energy intensive industries need secure, internationally competitive energy supplies and freedom to export without tariff barriers. However, inward investment, growth and competitiveness have been hampered for years by UK energy costs being higher than those abroad. In some cases, investment, economic activity, emissions and jobs have relocated abroad, leading to a subsequent increase in imports.