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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.

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Are 'touts' responsible for the Green Deal voucher gold rush?

Energy-efficiency industry calls on government to launch probe into sudden closure of £120m Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

Have your say 28 Jul 2014

Government closes Green Deal Home Improvement Fund following surge in demand

Overwhelming demand for incentives from £120m fund forces government to bring an immediate end to popular scheme

Have your say 25 Jul 2014

Green Deal Finance Company surges past £1m a week milestone

Latest figures show applications for Green Deal plans have risen 166 per cent since the start of the year

Have your say 25 Jul 2014

Government trims Green Deal home improvement incentives as scheme passes £50m milestone

Government reports 12,200 applications have been received by Green Deal energy efficiency incentive scheme

Have your say 23 Jul 2014

Government hits back in 'zero carbon' homes row

Minister rejects claims government is watering down zero carbon homes standard as new proposals are published

Have your say 09 Jul 2014

Up to 600 jobs at risk at leading insulation company

EXCLUSIVE: Domestic & General Insulation withdraws from energy efficiency market, saying it has struggled to adapt to sweeping market changes

Have your say 04 Jul 2014

£8.5m handed out in first two weeks of Green Deal cashback scheme

Industry figures show energy efficiency scheme is building on early success

Have your say 26 Jun 2014

Over £2.6m dished out as Green Deal cashback scheme gets off to flying start

Government reports a surge in interest in energy efficiency scheme following last week's launch of new cash incentive

Have your say 19 Jun 2014

Thousands of pounds up for grabs, as government launches latest Green Deal cash incentives

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund launches with promise of up to £7,600 towards the cost of energy efficiency upgrades

Have your say 10 Jun 2014

Green Deal Finance Company downplays compensation risks after advertising blunder

Advertising Standard Authority upholds complaints over claims that Green Deal Finance Loans are cheapest on market

Have your say 21 May 2014

Government hails 'reasonable growth' for Green Deal as number of plans jumps 20 per cent

But latest figures reveal only 2,439 households had Green Deal plans in progress at the end of April

Have your say 20 May 2014

Critics claim energy-efficiency scheme changes fail Cameron's 'carbon neutral' test

Industry body calculates initiatives will replace just 15 per cent of emissions reductions lost through controversial ECO cuts

Have your say 19 May 2014

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund - at a glance

New government scheme offers up to £7,600 to households installing energy efficiency measures

Have your say 01 May 2014

Thousands of pounds offered to homeowners for green home makeovers

Green deal home improvement fund will offer £1,000 for people installing boilers and insulation, and £500 for anyone who fits measures within 12 months of moving into a property

Have your say 01 May 2014

The ECO saga is unlikely to have a happy ending

Andrew Warren warns government changes to the energy efficiency scheme will result in windfalls for the Big Six and fewer insulated homes

Have your say 28 Apr 2014

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

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