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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.

Latest - Green Deal

Breaking: Homeowners burn through £24m Green Deal vouchers in less than two days

Solid wall insulation element of £30m Home Improvement Fund closes but consumers can still apply for other energy efficiency measures

Have your say 11 Dec 2014

Npower boss says energy firms deserve to face fines for missing efficiency targets

Energy giant reveals plan to undertake energy efficiency upgrades for empty homes in a bid to demonstrate such projects should be eligible for ECO support

Have your say 08 Dec 2014

Government to re-launch Green Deal grant scheme with £30m fund

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund to be re-opened from this Wednesday, offering households up to £5,600 off energy-efficiency improvements

Have your say 07 Dec 2014

DECC poised to reopen popular Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

Government to allocate portion of £100m fund to next phase of GDHIF, after sudden closure of incentive scheme this summer

Have your say 02 Dec 2014

Green Deal Finance Company secures £50m rescue package

EXCLUSIVE: DECC funding proposal worth £34m and £16m of private investment brings an end to liquidation fears for energy efficiency loans provider

Have your say 26 Nov 2014

Green Deal enjoys much-needed boost as plans top 7,000

But industry warns increase in Green Deal demand is failing to make up for collapse in ECO market

Have your say 20 Nov 2014

Report highlights 'strong' economic case for national energy efficiency overhaul

Campaign group says making home insulation a national infrastructure priority would increase UK GDP by £14bn and create 108,000 jobs

Have your say 30 Oct 2014

Green Deal Finance Company says liquidation 'highly unlikely' as demand accelerates

Company confirms weekly demand for Green Deal plans has topped £2m for the first time, further fuelling hopes that refinancing package can be agreed

Have your say 29 Oct 2014

Updated: Advertising watchdog confirms Green Deal ads were 'misleading'

Government comes under fire for promising homeowners savings through energy efficiency scheme as new figures spark fears over Home Improvement Fund

Have your say 22 Oct 2014

Rescue talks continue as Green Deal Finance Company insists it is 'business as usual'

Company insists deadline to secure the future of Green Deal loan provider has not yet lapsed

Have your say 15 Oct 2014

Has the insulation industry reached Green Deal crisis point?

Industry insiders highlight a worrying trend of cutbacks across the energy efficiency sector after NWS became the latest installer to go bust

Have your say 14 Oct 2014

Ed Davey to offer £100m Green Deal energy efficiency boost

Announcement due at Lib Dem conference where party is due to vote on plans to back expansion of Gatwick Airport and pledge to ban coal power plants from 2025

Have your say 07 Oct 2014

Could an EU tax row scupper the Green Deal?

Andrew Warren warns that an imminent EU ruling on VAT charged on energy-saving products could have grave implications for the energy efficiency sector

Have your say 06 Oct 2014

Energy efficiency – From Cinderella to sweetheart?

Dave Sowden wonders whether the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats will match Labour’s Fairy Godmother offer

Have your say 26 Sep 2014

Is the Green Deal Finance Company really on the brink of collapse?

EXCLUSIVE: Industry sources slam government's handling of Green Deal, as leaked letter reveals finance company may face liquidation

Have your say 25 Sep 2014

Green Deal Finance Company warns investors it could be wound up

EXCLUSIVE: Green Investment Bank reluctant to provide further funding, leaving the government facing an October deadline to save its flagship energy efficiency scheme

Have your say 25 Sep 2014

MPs: Green Deal needs stamp duty discounts to drive home insulation

Energy and Climate Change Committee warns government that the Green Deal will continue to remain unattractive to most consumers without new incentives

Have your say 15 Sep 2014

Mark Group planning to cut 670 jobs due to energy efficiency policy u-turn

Improved momentum for Green Deal comes too late for Mark Group, as ECO cuts force leading insulation provider to launch redundancy programme

Have your say 05 Sep 2014

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