DECC have announced that a further £100m is to be made available for the installation of household energy efficiency measures under the Green Deal. This follows the fund’s premature closure when DECC announced that the fund for this year had been fully allocated. This additional funding is on top of the original £450m announced in December 2013. Further announcements will be made in November 2014.
A recent report by The Energy and Climate Change Committee says the Green Deal has been a “disappointing failure” in its first 18 months and the carbon emissions savings it has delivered have been “negligible”.The Committee has recommended new incentives to reinvigorate the scheme, such as offering households discounts on stamp duty or council tax in exchange for making energy-efficient home improvements.
And the ECA has called on Amber Rudd MP, the newly appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Climate Change, to make saving the Green Deal her first priority.
The Earl of Wessex officially opened HIVE, a new UK Research Facility to Test at full scale and in life-size environments Sustainable Construction Materials.
A recent blog by NBS looks at the 6 things you need to know about sustainability.