Green Deal incentives announced

Great news for those interested in getting involved with or taking advantage of the Green Deal: the Department of Energy and Climate Change has just announced two exciting new incentives to encourage demand. The press releases are below.

Hundreds of pounds up for grabs with £125 million Green Deal cash back offer

Hundreds of pounds of cash back will be available to householders in England and Wales who make energy saving home improvements under the Green Deal from January 2013, the Government has announced today.

The Green Deal is the Government’s new initiative to transform the UK market for energy efficiency. It will let homes and businesses pay for energy efficiency improvements, like insulation, through expected savings on their energy bills. Households quick off the mark could get as much as £1,000 cash back.

From 28th January 2013, households who use the Green Deal to make improvements such as loft insulation, solid wall insulation and replacement windows will qualify. The Green Deal Cashback Scheme is a first-come, first-served offer, and the more work households have done, the more cash back they could receive.

See full press release here.

£40 million for local energy bill blitz

The Government is putting local action at the heart of efforts to keep energy bills down and homes warm, with an £40 million competition aimed at driving local initiatives to boost energy efficiency, reduce fuel poverty and encourage collective switching and purchasing.

Energy Secretary Edward Davey said:

“With prices rising and temperatures dropping, we want to make sure we are doing all we can to help vulnerable householders keep warm this winter.

“This funding will put local councils at the heart of action to get energy bills down, for instance helping low income householders upgrade old inefficient heating systems and insulate draughty homes.

“As well as helping even more councils showcase the benefits of energy efficiency, this funding will support the launch of initiatives to enable local residents to save money by clubbing together to get a better energy deal.”

See full press release here.

As energy prices continue to climb this winter, we hope that these incentives will encourage even more families and businesses to make energy-saving changes to their buildings.

If you’d like any more information about the Green Deal, or about making your home or business more sustainable, contact us on 01454 317940.

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