Energy feasibility studies expert highlights imminent changes to Green Deal
The Energy Minister, Greg Barker, has announced that a number of measures will be implemented to boost uptake of the Green Deal.
Speaking at the UK Green Building Council’s ‘Towards Green Deal 2.0’ event, Mr Barker pledged to “inject more momentum” into the energy efficiency scheme. These changes include cutting the time it takes to complete a Green Deal finance plan to just one day.
A Government-led marketing campaign to improve promotion of both the Green Deal and the Renewable Heat Incentive is also being put in place. At Concept Energy Solutions, a carbon management firm that was one of the first to be accredited as a Green Deal Advisor organisation, we welcome the move to increase uptake of the scheme.
At Concept Energy Solutions, an energy feasibility studies specialist, Director Peter Stockwell, says: “As a carbon reduction expert, we know how important it is for businesses to be able to access funding for energy-efficient technologies. The Green Deal provides a mechanism for this, but its benefits haven’t always been clearly communicated and the uptake – particularly in the non-domestic sector – has to-date been poor.”
He adds: “We anticipate more enquiries about the Green Deal as these changes are put into place.”