The Green Deal axed

The UK Government has killed its flagship scheme the ‘Green Deal’ to insulate homes because it says take-up has been too low.  

Green Deal ‘never came across clearly’

A lack of clarity in the Green Deal has been blamed for the recent government axing. Last month DECC said it will no longer fund the Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC) due to low take-up and concerns about industry standards, adding it wants to “protect” taxpayers. The scheme allowed householders to make their homes more energy efficient by […]

Ditching Green Deal leads to ‘big problems for small firms’

The government’s announcement to scrap funding for the Green Deal last week has left “big implications for small businesses”. That’s according to Bernard Hughes, Communications Director of the Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC). The scheme allows householders to make their homes more energy efficient by having installations such as solar panels or loft insulation. This is done through loans with no […]

UK Government ‘penny wise but pound foolish’ on Green Deal

The UK Government is being “penny wise but pound foolish” if it believes getting rid of the Green Deal scheme will save money on consumers’ bills. The comment from the Energy and Climate Change Committee chair comes as DECC announced it would stop funding the flagship energy efficiency scheme. Angus Brendan MacNeil SNP believes energy […]

UK Government ends Green Deal funding

The UK Government has decided to pull the plug on its flagship home energy efficiency scheme. DECC said it will no longer fund the Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC) due to low take-up and concerns about industry standards, adding it wants to “protect” taxpayers. Under the scheme, householders can get loans to make their homes […]

Energy efficiency cashback scheme extended

Householders that have received vouchers to install energy efficiency measures have been given more time to use them. The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) allows consumers to apply for cash in the form of vouchers for energy-saving installations such as double glazing and solid wall insulation. It was opened in July last year, with […]

Green Deal to dish out £30m

Homeowners in England and Wales will be eligible for funding in vouchers from the Green Deal to help cut their energy bills. There will be up to £30 million in vouchers available to help with the costs of things such as insulation, double glazing, boilers and floor insulation. The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) […]

Most Green Deal “cashback” spent on new boilers

Most of the money claimed via the Government’s Green Deal “Cashback” scheme went on replacement boilers, according to new official figures. Four-fifths (80%) of the “cashback” which householders could get for installing energy saving measures went on boilers. The rest was for solid wall insulation (13%), loft insulation (5%) and cavity wall insulation (2%). Overall […]

Another £100m “thrown” at the Green Deal

An extra £100 million is going towards the Government’s household energy efficiency scheme, Green Deal. The Treasury has opened the purse strings to fund a new phase of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. It will be open to applications from householders by the end of November. A gold rush on the first fund, which […]

London has lowest number of Green Deal assessments

London had the lowest number of Green Deal assessments in the country this year, reveal new government statistics. The checks are to see what energy saving improvements a house needs and may be able to get under the struggling government insulation scheme. At 0.6 assessments per 1,000 households, the London and Westminster constituency had a […]