Updates from the Department of Energy and Climate Change

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The DECC has just released a series of updates and guides to the Green Deal process. More details can be found in their most recent press statement, but here’s a quick summary:

1. Publicity campaign begins

Ahead of the first Green Deals being made available on 28th January 2013, the Government has approved a communications campaign to make the public more aware of  the Deal’s advantages. Look out for media adverts and launch events, and for official Green Deal information, check the new website: gov.uk/greendeal.  As we’ve already mentioned here on the blog, the DECC has also released several quick guides to answer your questions, which can be found here: http://www.decc.gov.uk/greendeal/quickguides.

2. Registration for cash back scheme available

The £125 million Green Deal cash back scheme, whereby households can claim money back for taking advantage of the Green Deal, is still going ahead. Green Deal Providers wishing to offer cash back to their customers should register here:  gov.uk/greendealcashback. Homeowners can also choose to donate some or all of their cash back to a charity or Community Interest Company: interested charities and CICs should also register here.

3. Green Deal Guidance for Providers and Financiers

New guidance for Providers, involving the legal requirements of operating in the Green Deal market, is available here: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/tackling/green_deal/greendeal_guid/greendeal_guid.aspxEssential reading for all Green Deal Providers.

Collected electricity bill payment statistics are now available for financiers wishing to assess risk of Green Deal investment. The figures can be found here:  http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/tackling/green_deal/gd_industry/gd_finance/gd_finance.aspx

We’re excited to see these developments as we move closer to 28th January, when Deals will become available.

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