Green Deal News - Sep-Oct 2011
DECC Press Release: One year to Green Deal (19 Oct 2011)
The Energy Act has become law setting in stone the legal framework for the Green Deal, which will be launched in Autumn next year.
The Green Deal will revolutionise the energy efficiency of the nation's homes and businesses. It will help people insulate against rising energy prices, creating homes which are warmer and cheaper to run.
DECC's new "Housing Energy Fact File", published today, highlights that more than half of homes in Great Britain don't have sufficient insulation.
It shows around 50% more energy is used to heat and power homes than is used to power UK industry. It is vital, therefore, that action is taken to address home energy efficiency.
"I am very pleased to share with you that The Energy Act 2011 has received Royal Assent and become law, setting in stone the legal framework for the Green Deal. It is now one year to go until the launch in October 2012. The Green Deal will revolutionise the energy efficiency of the nation's homes and businesses. It will help people insulate against rising energy prices, creating homes which are warmer and cheaper to run. As well as helping people save money through home energy improvement , the Green Deal will be a massive business opportunity. The Energy Act is a crucial milestone, allowing us to move onto the next steps of making the Green Deal a practical reality. " Greg Barker, DECC Minister
BRE Accepted onto Green Deal Accreditation pilot by UKAS - Read on (11 Oct 2011)
Green Deal Bulletin October 2011 - special edition (5 Oct 2011) - "Last night we achieved an important milestone for the Green Deal when the Energy Bill cleared the House of Lords without any further amendments or additional votes. The next stage is for the Bill to receive Royal Assent, which we expect shortly.
As you are aware the Bill contains powers that will allow householders to pay for energy efficiency improvements to their homes from the savings they make by using less gas and electricity.Preparations continue for the launch of the Green Deal consultation at the end of October.
As key stakeholders your support fine tuning the details of policy and secondary legislation has been crucial and I extend my thanks to you. It's important that we gain the maximum input into our consultation, and so we are planning an extensive engagement programme to discuss the content with you and ensure you can feed in your views as soon as possible.There is more progress to report and I will be writing to you again later this month with a fuller update."Greg Barker, DECC Minister
Green Deal becomes a better deal for consumers (Which) - 14/09/11
Green deal becomes a better deal for consumers - Home assessments will be impartial
An amendment tabled on the government's Energy Bill today will, if passed, mean that Green Deal home assessments must be done by independent assessors. Read More