On Monday 28th January, the Department of Energy and Climate Change launched the Green Deal, giving people the opportunity to transform their homes by paying for energy efficient home improvements with the savings from their energy bills. The Green Deal is the Coalition Government’s newest initiative to transform Britain’s homes.
Buildings in Britain are said to be among the least efficient in the world, the Green Deal gives homes and businesses a new way of paying for energy efficient improvements, such as insulation and new heating systems.
Under the Green Deal, there are 45 different types of improvements currently available, helping people warm up their homes and pay for some or all of the improvements over time through their electricity bill.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said “The Green Deal will help thousands of homes stay warm for less. Those people will benefit from energy saving improvements – and their energy bills will fall. The UK green sector is a success story – it is the sixth largest in the world and has a crucial part to play in building a strong economy. The Green Deal will support thousands of jobs – not just over the next few years, but in the long-term”.
Households in England and Wales that use the Green Deal to make energy saving home improvements will also qualify for cashback from the Green Deal Cashback Scheme. The more work households decide to have done, the more cash they could receive and packages could be worth over £1,000.
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