Door slams shut for Green Deal applications

The Green Deal’s latest incarnation has proved so popular government closed applications after just six weeks. Yesterday at 6.30pm the doors clanged shut on the new Home Improvement Fund part of the scheme, a pot of £50 million. It was meant to dish out vouchers for energy saving projects such as home insulation over the […]

Pickles “undermining energy saving standards for new homes”

Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has been accused of undermining energy saving standards for new homes by the Labour Party. Labour claims the Government’s Deregulation Bill currently going through Parliament will stop local authorities from setting higher building standards for new homes in their area. Jonathan Reynolds MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy and Climate […]

Barker offers cash in a day for Green Deal insulation

Energy Minister Greg Barker said consumers will soon be able to get cash for installing energy efficiency measures within a day in a bid to boost uptake. Speaking at the UK Green Building Council’s launch of its Green Deal report, he said the biggest barrier to getting insulation is finance and that DECC is working […]