Tom Keighley

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£12m for 12 Green Deal cities

12 cities across England have received a share of £12m to help them implement the Green Deal in their regions.

Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield will receive the money in order to support their submitted plans to test key elements of the Green Deal, helping people pay for home improvements such as insulation through savings on their energy bills.

Energy Secretary Edward Davey said: “These cities have really ambitious plans to lower their emissions, reduce energy use and help people save money on their bills. I’ve been really impressed by their plans to start testing the Green Deal and transforming our homes and buildings.

“This funding will help them get up and running, and I look forward to seeing a number of properties across whole communities get the energy efficient improvements they need.”

Proposals from the cities include retrofitting properties, and all have pledged to generate match funding or provide direct support themselves.

The funding comes as many installers of energy saving measures are wary about the change to the Energy Company Obligation, which will change subsidies.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Tom Keighley .

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