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Final chance to have your say on the Green Deal

17 January 2012

The consultation for the Government’s Green Deal will close today, Wednesday 18th January, presenting the last chance for individuals and organisations to register their views.

The consultation was announced by Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Chris Huhne, on Thursday 24th November and aimed to gather views on the details of the Green Deal and new Energy Company Obligation (ECO) policies.

The Green Deal is the Government’s initiative to increase energy efficiency, lower heating bills, and reduce carbon emissions for 14 million UK households, and businesses, at no upfront cost. Read More about the Green Deal.

Once the consultation closes, the Government expect to present secondary legislation to Parliament to allow the first Green Deals to be completed in October 2012.

Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, Greg Barker, has encouraged those that haven’t yet, to comment on the Green Deal in his Guardian article, ‘The green deal will be the biggest home energy programme of modern times’:

“I am keen to hear from those who have concerns to ensure this is the success it needs to be. Our consultation closes on Wednesday so there’s still time to input”.

Comments are wanted from a wide range of organisations and individuals who have an interest in working within the framework of the Green Deal, as well as members of the general public, including those considering energy efficient measures for their homes.

If you wish to have your say before the consultation closes today, you can respond online now or download the consultation response from which you can email or post to DECC. When responding, please state whether you are responding as an individual or as an organisation.

When the Green Deal launches it will replace all current CERT Insulation Grants which are available currently to cover up to 100% of the cost of Home Insulation.

According to an Impact Assessment released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the number of Loft insulations carried out under the Green Deal will drop by 93%. Cavity Wall insulations are also predicted to fall by up to 70% according to DECC.

With such a low projected uptake of the Green Deal expected, claim a Home Insulation Grant while they are still available which can cover up to 100% of the cost and that doesn't have to be repaid. Apply Online now. 


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