Ruth Mitchell

Member Article

Green Deal progresses, but still more to do

The UK Government is set to make £1.3 billion available annually to stimulate energy saving technology under the Green Deal.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change pledged the funds following a major consultation with over 600 organisations and individuals. They also outlined plans to direct focus towards four key policy areas; strengthening consumer protection, reducing industry burdens, improving behind-the-scenes operations and revising ECO.

Responding to the details of the secondary legislation, Rhian Kelly, CBI Director for Business Environment policy, said: “Having more details on how the Green Deal will operate on a practical level is an important step for a scheme that has the very real potential to cut costs for consumers and businesses in the long run, and help generate business investment and jobs.

“However, there is still plenty of work to do. With the launch of the Green Deal expected towards the end of the year, the Government needs to move quickly to put everything in place.

“It must ensure that businesses who want to get involved are in the best position to do so and put the right policies in place to stimulate consumer demand.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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