Green Deal

Closure of Green Homes Grant the latest “horror story” – Tim Pollard Unfiltered

In his regular column for Installer, Tim Pollard takes a look at the “horror story” behind the recently axed Green Homes Grant. The announcement of the closure of the Green Homes Grant scheme after a mere six months is a further chapter in the horror story of failed attempts to prompt an uptake in retro-fitting […]

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Lessons must be learned after failure of 'abysmal' Green Deal

The verdict on the Green Deal is in, with MPs describing the scheme as ‘abysmal’, overly complex and requiring excessive paperwork. The highly critical report has been welcomed by the UK’s leading boiler manufacturer, whose Head of Government Affairs says ‘lessons must be learned’. [interaction id=”57972313eaef76d524563fcb”] Neil Schofield, Head of External Affairs at Worcester, Bosch […]

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Take up of Green Deal loans was "abysmal" and the scheme cost taxpayers £17,000 for every loan arranged

The Public Accounts Committee has published a report criticising Green Deal, saying its failings “put public money at risk and must not be repeated”. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) implemented the Green Deal in 2013 without adequately testing the design of the scheme with consumers, the report claimed. Householders were not persuaded that […]

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Jobs could be at risk if renewable sector support is slashed

Hundreds of jobs could be at risk if support and subsidies for the renewable sector are slashed without proper consideration of the impact on the fast-growing sector. That’s the view of green energy pioneer Andy Boroughs, who has voiced his concerns at a number of recent environmental policy announcements from the Government. The Department for […]

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Government pulls Green Deal funding schemes

In light of low take-up and concerns about industry standards, the Government has announced that there will be no further funding to the Green Deal Finance Company, in a move to protect taxpayers. The Government will work with the building industry and consumer groups on a new value-for-money approach, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber […]

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