Green Deal . Energy Policy into Practice: slides for advisers. What’s the issue?. Consumers are currently put off installing energy efficiency by the upfront costs
Energy Policy into Practice: slides for advisers
A strong Green Deal could warm many of the UK's draughty houses - but the cold reality is that it will do little to help millions of people shivering in fuel poverty or living in expensive-to-improve homes.
Friends of the Earth
The Green Deal has the potential to help consumers stop their houses from leaking heat, without being off-put by high upfront costs. But Government must make sure the rules are clear and are written in consumers’ favour.
It's a triple win. It will create a new competitive market in energy efficiency worth at least £2.5bn a year. It will create over 70,000 skilled jobs. And it will save an estimated 9.4m tonnes of carbon.
'The Green Deal must work for consumers, not just for energy suppliers and providers of "green" products. Independent advice, robust standards and strong enforcement are all vital to ensure that this happens.
The new Government is positioning itself as the ‘greenest government ever’ and has presented one of the most significant opportunities in recent years to reduce carbon emissions – the Green
Existing Homes Alliance
The Government's Green Deal risks failing to attract the businesses it needs to deliver its flagship energy efficiency scheme unless it provides greater clarity on how it will be financed and promoted.
Are they really suggesting 25-year financing is the sensible way to finance cavity wall insulation or a loft insulation top-up?
National Energy Services
Consumer Focus is examining the emerging plans, and is calling for:
It is vital that consumer protections under the Green Deal reflect consumer needs. Evidence is therefore needed on:
The Department of Energy and Climate Change is responsible for the development of the Green Deal. Updates are available from http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/what_we_do/consumers/green_deal/green_deal.aspx