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Green Deal figures finally on the up

The number of Green Deal assessments increased almost 20 per cent between September and October

Figures released today (19 November) by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show that 16,674 Green Deal assessments took place in October, taking the total number of assessments completed in the first nine months of the scheme up to 101,851.

Energy efficiency measures, such as insulation, had been installed by 219 households by the end of October. Just 60 had taken up the deal by the end of September.  

More than 101,850 Green Deal assessments had taken place since the government launched the flagship energy efficiency scheme back in January.

The number of households following the Green Deal process through seems to be on the up. Almost 60 households have now had measures installed under the government’s flagship energy efficiency scheme.

Paul King, chief executive of the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC), said: ‘It’s good to see the number of Green Deal Plans on the up and more in the pipeline, and the number of assessments is particularly encouraging. However, what the figures also underline is that energy efficiency measures delivered under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) dwarf those under the Green Deal, which demonstrates just how perverse it is for government to be considering cutting it back.’

Last month the UK-GBC announced it was launching a task force to investigate the scheme’s interest rates, which currently range from 7.9 per cent to 10.3 per cent. The rates were highlighted as a barrier preventing uptake of the Green Deal.

The task group, made up of UK-GBC members including Saint-Gobain, Ecology Building Society, Willmott Dixon, and Forum for the Future among others, will present their findings in January 2014.

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