Green Deal articles

Green Deal - The UK's flagship energy efficiency scheme offers homes and businesses the chance to undertake building improvements at no upfront cost. Energy efficiency makeovers are then paid for through a levy on energy bills, but crucially the repayments have to be smaller than the financial savings that result from the improvement work.

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The green home market is poised for take-off, clean tech firms need to crank up the heat

The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive is the final piece in the jigsaw for the government's green home package - green businesses need to respond

Have your say 09 Apr 2014

DECC warned over delay to energy efficiency rules for private landlords

Labour and industry call for minimum energy efficiency standards for the nation's four million private rented homes

Have your say 03 Apr 2014

Report shatters government claim Green Deal is spurring energy saving action

Industry fears insulation rates will drop sharply next month as future of ECO is thrown into doubt

Have your say 20 Mar 2014

Green social change: building an Energy Saving Society

Ed Davey speech to the LSE calls for a national focus on improving energy efficiency

Have your say 12 Mar 2014

Labour accuses government of leaving 54,000 homes out in the cold following ECO reforms

Freedom of Information requests reveal that local authorities have suspended or cancelled energy efficiency improvements for over 54,000 households

Have your say 12 Mar 2014

Ed Davey Ecobuild Speech - in full

"Our shared ambition is to build one of the least wasteful, most energy efficient, most climate friendly societies in the developed world"

Have your say 06 Mar 2014

Davey promises revamp for Green Deal and ECO

Long-awaited consultation on changes to the Energy Company Obligation published, as Davey promises more streamlined Green Deal

Have your say 06 Mar 2014

Green Deal energy efficiency cashback scheme extended

Payments to householders fitting solid wall insulation could reach £4,000, government announces

Have your say 19 Feb 2014

Finance company promises streamlining will deliver "Green Deal in a Day"

Green Deal financier predicts step change in business interest in energy efficiency financing scheme

Have your say 04 Feb 2014

Is the Green Deal market about to turn the corner?

Research report predicts 30 per cent growth for Green Deal and ECO-related products this year, but warns sector remains well below its 2012 peak

Have your say 31 Jan 2014

Green Deal provider calls for end to 'Big Six oligopoly', as it prepares to shut up shop

Energy Saving Co-operative in process of winding up blames market uncertainty for its closure

Have your say 28 Jan 2014

Government mulls scrapping Green Deal’s ‘golden rule’

As new figures reveal take up of energy efficiency scheme slowed in December, DECC reiterates commitment to Green Deal

Have your say 22 Jan 2014

Green Deal Plans reach just 1,600, sparking fresh calls for government re-think

Green Building Council argue low rates of adoption for flagship scheme should serve as "wake-up call to government"

Have your say 21 Jan 2014

Energy efficiency needs same prominence as HS2

UK Green Building Council says major drive to improve the UK's draughty housing stock will lower bills and generate jobs

Have your say 21 Jan 2014

ECO attacks will leave energy giants with boosted revenues

Andrew Warren of the Association for the Conservation of Energy argues that the campaign against ECO has bolstered the top line for the energy giants

Have your say 10 Jan 2014

Number of households getting help with insulation plummets

1.61m lofts were fully insulated in 2012, but just 110,000 were treated in the year to October 2013 – a pro-rata fall of 93 per cent

Have your say 31 Dec 2013

Big Six to be offered incentives to meet insulation goals

Energy efficiency industry fears plans may allow companies to include 'free carbon' towards emissions goals and reward lower ambition

Have your say 20 Dec 2013

Greg Barker predicts solar resurgence in 2014

Climate Change Minister pledges to knock down barriers faced by "under-deployed" commercial solar rooftop sector

Have your say 16 Dec 2013

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