The Green Deal will supersede the Warm Front and CERT schemes. Detail on the Green Deal is constantly changing but the proposals to date are that households and businesses will be provided with an upfront payment to make energy efficiency improvements to their properties and will then pay for these through their fuel bill. This will be achieved by attaching a Green Deal charge to the electricity meter. Energy efficiency improvements carried out under the Green Deal must meet the ‘Golden Rule’ i.e. any charge to the property must be less than the expected savings from the improvements.
For more information and the latest news and developments on the Green Deal follow these links Green Deal - gov.uk
Green Deal Assessments
Booking is underway for Green Deal assessments. Visit the website for further information for further information on assessments.
Green Deal advice line opens
The Green Deal advice line has opened. Tel: 0300 123 1234. You can view the Which guide which packed with helpful tips of what to do before, during and after your Green Deal assessment.
ECO – Energy Company Obligation
The ECO - Energy Company Obligation replaced the CESP (Community Energy Saving Project) and CERT (Carbon Emission Reduction Target) schemes that fuel suppliers (electricity and mainline gas) were obliged to do to improve the energy efficiency of households. For more information on ECO go to the DECC website.